A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone
National Geographic, Paperback, 9780792268918, 288pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2003
Beginning with a hundred-mile hike to reach Hawks Rest, Ferguson recounts his adventures observing grizzly bears, tracking wolf packs, and encountering other wildlife in what is now the largest intact ecosystem in the temperate world. Along the way he meets an intriguing array of backcountry hikers, park rangers, elk hunters, outfitters, and wildlife biologists all grappling with the challenges of preserving this magnificent slice of wilderness. Personal, poignant, and often gripping, "Hawks Rest celebrates " this profusion of things fierce and vast and thrilling" as it chronicles the stresses that threaten America' s most beloved wilderness lands.