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I first read this book at the age of 30 About half way through, I knew that I wanted to bea park warden A year and a half later I was working as a seasonal warden in Jasper Thiswas fortunate as I was able to experience life in a national park that still had the districtsystem I was able to take part in backcountry horse patrols Also law enforcement andpublic safety.I went on to work in Waterton Lakes, Yoho and Pacific Rim One of my most memorable experiences was living in the very cabin a I first read this book at the age of 30 About half way through, I knew that I wanted to bea park warden A year and a half later I was working as a seasonal warden in Jasper Thiswas fortunate as I was able to experience life in a national park that still had the districtsystem I was able to take part in backcountry horse patrols Also law enforcement andpublic safety.I went on to work in Waterton Lakes, Yoho and Pacific Rim One of my most memorable experiences was living in the very cabin at Takakkaw Falls where Sid Marty startedhis career I first read this book in the early 80s Decided to re read it this past summer It was my night time companion by a campfire after spending the day hiking around Jasper national Park This is my favourite Sid Marty book t me, it is as if I am sitting beside a fireplace or a campfire and he is relating stories to me He is able to make it a very personal journey If you like to read about the outdoors and history about the Canadian Rockies, this book should appeal to you. If you ve ever enjoyed backpacking riding the Canadian Rocky Mountains, then this book will enthrall you Sid was an Easterner who was thrown into the deep end of the Rockies, the Canadian parks system, laconic cowboy Westerners, horses hay burners , bears, mountain rescue, helicopter rescue, bears and dealing with the complete spectrum of parks visitors His stories are page turners that alternate between awe inspiring and laugh out loud A Canadian classic from a Canadian treasure. A great read, especially for anyone interested in being a warden which I am currently going back to school for It s just too bad that the service has changed so much since the 1960s I would love to be in cabin in the woods with 200 square miles of back country to look after A great read about the men who worked as wardens in the Canadian Rockies Marty has some great tales about his adventures in the Canadian Park Service before what he refers to as the centralization Very well written showing his great love of that area. One of my top 5 of all time If you ve ever fantasized about trading your lap top and desk for a quarter horse and bed roll, this book will only stoke your discontent Marty s style is fluent Mountainman with vivid descriptions and arresting imagery Plus, he introduced me to the adjective aquiline, which is a fun if rarely useable arrow for the quiver, so to speak. Funny and insightful book that shares the tribulations, triumphs, and learnings of serving as a park ranger Wish he d writtenbooks because he s spot on on so many angles of management both of natural resources and humans. *DOWNLOAD E-PUB ⇦ Men for the Mountains ⇱ As a park warden in the national parks of Canada s Rocky Mountains, Sid Marty came to know that beautiful and treacherous landscape as few men or women do He was a mountain climber, rescue team member, firefighter, wildlife custodian, and adviser to tourists, adventurers, and people passing through At all times, he was an acute observer of human and animal behaviour In these pages he records with wry wit and bitter insight true stories of heroism and folly drawn from life in the high countryMarty writes vividly about a land and a way of life that are increasingly endangered The visceral energy of his prose compels attention This is a compulsive, alarming, and often hilarious read Tall tales I have been reading this book for weeks now I can only manage to read about a chapter at a time It is very good, but hard to get thru