[at-l] Fw: Re: A Fine and Pleasant Misery
rockdancer97 at comcast.net
Wed Jun 19 19:54:53 CDT 2013
I read the first 5 or 6 books of his collected F&S articles, up to "Rubber Legs and White-Tail hairs". He has a bunch of memorable characters, many of whom I can't recall right now. The one standout is Rancid Crabtree, his mentor for all things relating to woods knowledge & how to navigate the world of adult life in a most curmudgeonly fashion. The stories evoke memories of "old-style" outdoor adventures or the type of outings available in parts of the country other than mine. (I'm mostly urban, East coast. McManus is Mid-West or perhaps Far West). To him the notion of ultralight packing, setting speed records, trail magic , etc is completely foreign. Still he's a fun read!
Arthur Gaudet (RockDancer)
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