• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

More Readings From One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980

"Dinner would be served about three thirty if the chicken was tender ...Mashed potatoes and brown gravy, noodles & dumplings. Sourdough biscuits and honey. Jello and hot chocolate later. By the time I had finished I was uncomfortable. My birds knew it was Christmas and came for many helpings of hotcake." - December 25, 1974

man sitting on a mountaintop, looking out at other snowy mountains

Richard Proenneke enjoying a mountaintop view.

Edited by John B. Branson
Historian, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

You can view specific book sections as listed below, download the entire book, or purchase a paperback edition from Alaska Geographic.

wooden round, cut from a tree, with a wooden spoon hanging from it and the words "Twin Lakes Champion Sourdough Biscuits and Beans" written on it

Table of Contents & Introduction
Chapter 1: 1974 Twin Lakes Background
Chapter 2: 1975 Flight & Tragedy
Chapter 3: 1976 A Close Call
Chapter 4: 1977 Rehab & Restoration
Chapter 5: 1978 Master and Ambassador of Twin Lakes
Chapter 6: 1979 Changes in the Air
Bibliography & Index

Did You Know?

This willow ptarmigan is in the process of changing plumage colors.

Willow ptarmigan, found across southwest Alaska, are white in the winter and brown in the summer. These notoriously slow birds need extra camouflage from predators!