The Early Years: The Journals of Richard Proenneke, 1967-1973
Edited by John B. Branson
"Today would be a good day to finish the new mantle for my fireplace. Square the ends and rip it to the proper width. Mortise the notches to fit the pegs. Plane and sand the top. It looked pretty good. ...Not many fireplaces with a choice of three mantles and only 30 seconds required to change from one to another." -Richard L. Proenneke, Novermber 4, 1968
Chapter 1: 1967 Return to Twin Lakes
"I didn't get much sleep last night. A caribou has a loud and penetrating voice and consists of three words, "How! Ow! & Uh!" The little doe used them all besides [rattling] everything that was loose in the cabin. ...She tried to climb into my bunk and finally settled for curling up beside it." - Richard L. Proenneke, May 12, 1969
Chapter 5: 1971 The Frozen North
Did You Know?
Female caribou have antlers, but female moose do not. Male moose and all caribou shed their antlers in the late fall or early winter, and grow new antlers in the spring. Caribou and moose are the only two members of the deer family found in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.