Wildest Country Exploring Thoreau'S Maine

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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Back in print by popular demand, this fully updated and revised edition of The Wildest Country: A Guide to Thoreau's Maine follows the famed naturalist Henry David Thoreau's sojourns in Maine and offers modern commentary on how the route has changed. Drawing on Thoreau's faithfully recorded itineraries in his classic book The Maine Woods, author J. Parker Huber provides a comprehensive map and summaries of Thoreau's travels. Huber artfully organizes these excursions into one grand tour of Maine's most impressive scenery. From Moosehead Lake to Katahdin, returning to Bangor down the Penobscot River, today's traveller can trace these routes for an hour, a day, or several weeks. Throughout, The Wildest Country is illuminated with Thoreau's distinctive observations of his natural surroundings and his fellow man: his delight in the illusive laughing loons; his sampling of indigenous tea substitutes; and his pact with Indian guide Joe Polis to exchange every bit of knowledge each possessed - within 11 days.

Author Biography

J. Parker Huber is the director of the Henry D. Thoreau School of Wilderness Studies.  He has led wilderness seminars in “Thoreau’s Maine Woods” since 1974.  He lives in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Thoreau and Maine
Moosehead Lake
West Branch of the Penobscot; Northern Section
Chesuncook Lake
Allagash Lakes
Webster Lake and Brook
Grand Lake Matagamon
East Branch of the Penobscot River
West Branch of the Penobscot River, Southern Section
Penobscot River
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