The Adventures of a Nature Guide

Enos A. MILLS (1870 - 1922)

Enos Mills (1870-1922 ), naturalist and conservationist, was instrumental in the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. Like his mentor John Muir, Mills was an intrepid solitary high country rambler, as well as an accomplished Colorado mountain guide. There are mountain tales aplenty in "Adventures of a Nature Guide." At one point, Mills climbs Long's Peak alone in a gale with winds topping 170 mph., "carried away with the wild, elemental eloquence of the storm." Near the summit, the wind is so fierce he cannot make headway, so he concludes to "reverse ends." "Putting a shoulder against a rock point, I allowed the wind to push my legs around. This . . . enabled me to brace effectively with my feet, and also to hang on more securely with my hands. . . There was no climbing; the wind sucked, dragged, pushed, and floated me ever upward." Summary by Sue Anderson.

Genre(s): Animals, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Preface Sue Anderson
00:04:28
Play 01 Snow-Blinded on the Summit Sue Anderson
00:32:43
Play 02 Waiting in the Wilderness Sue Anderson
00:37:10
Play 03 Winter Mountaineering Sue Anderson
00:32:39
Play 04 Trees at Timberline Sue Anderson
00:26:12
Play 05 Wind-Rapids on the Heights Sue Anderson
00:25:24
Play 06 The Artic Zone of High Mountains Sue Anderson
00:18:42
Play 07 Naturalist Meets Prospector Sue Anderson
00:18:46
Play 08 The White Cyclone Sue Anderson
00:15:09
Play 09 Lightening and Thunder Sue Anderson
00:26:43
Play 10 Landmarks Sue Anderson
00:25:28
Play 11 Children of My Trail School Sue Anderson
00:50:22
Play 12 A Day With a Nature Guide Sue Anderson
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Play 13 Play and Pranks of Wild Folk Sue Anderson
00:20:59
Play 14 Censored Natural History News Sue Anderson
00:22:31
Play 15 Harriet--Little Mountain Climber Sue Anderson
00:19:46
Play 16 The Evolution of Nature Guiding Sue Anderson
00:26:40
Play 17 The Development of a Woman Guide Sue Anderson
00:23:06