"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
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In More Readings from One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980 readers find one of Alaska's best known wilderness icons going about his daily chores, documenting wildlife behavior, and participating in the creation of Lake Clark National Monument in 1978-79 and later the National Park and Preserve in 1980.
From his first visit to Twin Lakes in 1962, Proenneke kept a journal and eventually donated all of them to the NPS. Branson's light edit does not change Proenneke's writing. Explanatory notes and maps are provided to inform readers unfamiliar with the territory.
Author: Richard L. Proenneke
Read More Books or Watch More Films About Dick Proenneke
Despite his remote location and fierce independence, Dick was not a hermit; he maintained friendships and wrote back to anyone who sent him a letter. He saw his correspondence, films, and journals as a way to share a life untethered to the commercial world. His observations have inspired several books and videos.
The Journals of Dick Proenneke 1967-1973
This covers the years when Proenneke moved to Upper Twin Lake, built his cabin, and encouraged Sam Keith to write "One Man's Wilderness."
The Journals of Dick Proenneke 1981-1985
This describes the multitude of visitors Proenneke met in the first few years after Twin Lakes became part of Lake Clark National Park.
Learn More About Dick Proenneke's Life at Upper Twin Lake
Proenneke: the Man, the Myth, the Legend
The source of Sam Keith's book "One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey," Dick Proenneke embodies humanity's fascination with wilderness.
Proenneke's Wilderness Ethos
From hunter to conservationist - explore the evolution of Richard L. Proenneke's wilderness ethos.
Learn about the Proenneke Cabin
Proenneke's cabin at Upper Twin Lake stands out for the remarkable craftsmanship that reflects his unshakable wilderness ethic.
Take A Virtual Tour of Proenneke's Cabin
Take a virtual tour of Dick Proenneke's cabin to see the amazing craftsmanship of his building, as well as the beautiful setting where he ch
Visit Dick Proenneke's Cabin
Plan your trip to the home of one of Alaska's foremost wilderness icons.
Last updated: December 14, 2017