By Steve Hawkins
This book recounts some of long-time Montana wilderness outfitter Steve Hawkins’ more memorable experiences over 40-plus years of accompanying folks into the pristine back country of Northwestern Montana and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. From the terrifying – grizzly bears and mountain lion attacks, suicide and murder, violent storms and ravaging forest fires, enjoying the enchanting, even indescribable sunrises and sunsets, mountain meadows and wild flowers, alpine lakes and mountain peaks – it’s in the book. Steve’s stories come from miles upon miles “in the saddle,” recollections of very real events and relationships. From pack animals falling into canyons to the dynamic serenity of wilderness float trips, Steve’s life story is certain to entertain and hold the reader captive from cover to cover. But there’s more! From growing up in one of Montana’s most isolated areas to his becoming one of the most successful outfitters in the famed Bob Marshall’s history, you get insights into a life truly lived in the wilds of Montana. Plus, the book also recounts how Steve overcame incredible obstacles to also achieve success as a nationally-known sculptor. 6x9-inch format, softcover, 176 pages, many photographs including an incredible color section.
ISBN 1-931291-90-X When The Woods Were Wild – $19.95