In the 1970s, the idea that grizzly bears would be occupying such far-flung corners of the Yellowstone ecosystem just thirty years hence would have been greeted with amazement and possibly even derision. Bear numbers were so critically low, and their rate of reproduction so slow . . . that extinction from the area seemed more likely.
-- A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare: A Journey Through the Remotest Place by Michael J. Yochim.
Yochim's book grew out of a week-long canoe expedition in 2014 with two buddies of the Thorofare region in Yellowstone National Park. Also using first-person accounts, archive materials, and his experiences as a National Park Service planner, Yochim argues for the need to preserve "wildness" in the wilderness.
A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare is a great book for celebrating 100 years of our National Parks, learning more about Yellowstone in particular, or thinking more deeply about the importance of wilderness and wildness in nature.
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