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

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Photo on book cover courtesy of Florence Hicks & Doris Hagedorn

"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.

Publication Details
Author: Richard L. Proenneke
Editor: John B. Branson, historian for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Publisher: National Park Service
1st edition: 2005

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Book cover featuring title and a photo of a wintery scene with a small log cabin, cache, and mountains all blanketed in snow.

Read The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1967-1973
These journal entries cover the years in which Proenneke moves to Upper Twin Lake, builds his cabin, and encourages his friend Sam Keith to write One Man's Wilderness.

Richard L. Proenneke
The source of Sam Keith's book, One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey, Richard Louis Proenneke (1916-2003) embodies humanity's fascination with wilderness.
Man examines bear scratches on small diameter tree.

Wilderness Ethos of Dick Proenneke
From hunter to conservationist - explore the evolution of Richard L. Proenneke's wilderness ethos.

Learn about the Proenneke Cabin
Proenneke's cabin at Twin Lakes stands out for the remarkable craftsmanship that reflects his unshakeable wilderness ethic. He built the cabin using only hand tools, many of which he fashioned himself.
Take a Virtual Tour of Dick 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 chose to live for nearly four decades.
A cabin sits along the shore of a lake with blue green water.
Visit Proenneke's Cabin
A visit to Richard Proenneke's cabin can be a once in a lifetime experience. Sit at his writing desk, explore his cabin, and experience the wilderness he loved.

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