Contents Author's Note Prologue: My Wilderness World Spring The Winds of March No Place Between The Loons of Lac la Croix The Feel of Spring The Storm The Sound of Rain Witching Hours Silence Young Ottertail Summer The Way of a Canoe The Portage Stream of the Past White Horses The Falls Ghost Camps of the North Painted Rocks The Ross Light Campfires Autumn Falling Leaf Wild Rice Pine Knots Beaver Cutting Smoky Gold Caribou Hunter's Moon Scrub Oak Winter Coming of the Snow Northern Lights Timber Wolves The River Dark House The Spawning Trapper's Cabin Wilderness Music Epilogue Map Section
Sigurd F. Olson (1899-1982) was one of the most influential environmentalists of the twentieth century. An award-winning conservation activist and best-selling author, he introduced a generation of Americans to the importance of wilderness.
"Sigurd Olson distilled the joy and wonder of his life and preserved them in his books. This is the source of their enduring appeal. They contain the pure essence of all that is consoling in nature." -Paul Gruchow, author of Journal of a Prairie Year and The Necessity of Empty Places "With a poet's lyric voice, a guide's authority, and a warrior's commitment to his beloved canoe country wilderness, Sigurd Olson became the `Voice of the North' to a generation of readers." -Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle and Paddle Whispers