by Kim Leighton and Denver Bryan
The nation's longest undammed river, the Yellowstone has flowed for generations as a symbol of wildness, one of America's last untamed rivers and most popular trout destinations in the nation. "Seasons of the Yellowstone" captures the spirit of the mighty Yellowstone River along its breathtaking 690-mile course. Author and longtime fly-fishing outfitter Kim Leighton unveils the Yellowstone's rich history and details its seasonal secrets as a magnificent trout fishery. Award-winning photographer Denver Bryan's action, wildlife and scenic images, including dramatic aerial and underwater photographs, provide the exciting visual complement to the insightful text.
"Give it up for the Yellowstone River! The longest undammed river in the lower 48 rises out of the world's first national park and flows through one of the most intact - and awe-inspiring - ecosystems left in North America. The West has changed dramatically since Lewis and Clark first journeyed up the Missouri system and crossed over to the Pacific, but Yellowstone National Park is still a wild, untrammeled home to elk, grizzlies, bison, wolves, and wild, native cutthroat trout. And fishing the Yellowstone and its tributaries is still, rightfully, a Holy Grail for anglers. Seasons of the Yellowstone is testament to this famous river's enduring popularity. Stunning color photographs capture its moods and beauty: an aerial shot of crossing bison, the doubled-over rod of a fly-fisher who has hooked into a true bruiser, a bald eagle on the hunt, the fall reflections of aspen in a glassy spring creek. With accompanying text detailing the spectacular scenery and fishing, this second installment in the Great American Rivers series celebrates a national treasure with appropriate gusto."
From Library Journal
"Leighton (coeditor of Temple Wilderness, Willow Creek, 1996) has written a love story to the Yellowstone River with lyrical prose awakening a sense of the place, much in the spirit of Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It (Univ. of Chicago, 1989). Leighton's ability to link a variety of other subjects to the tales of fly-fishing adds to the strength of this book. Passages on environmental protection, the beauty of Yellowstone National Park, and the people who make their living from the river intertwine nicely to show how the river plays an important role in the economics and social life of Montana. This delightful book will do well in all public libraries but especially in those near the Yellowstone area." -Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Library, Lompoc, Calif.
(Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
- Hardcover: 127 pages
- Publisher: Willow Creek Pr (April 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572231335
- ISBN-13: 978-1572231337