Switchback: Fifty Years in Glacier & the West

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His half-century career took him from the Idaho panhandle to the Grand Canyon, but William J. Yenne is best remembered for his decades in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Widely recognized as the most accomplished and knowledgeable outdoorsman to ride the Glacier backcountry, Yenne knew each mile of the park’s trails intimately and could identify every mountain peak at a glance. He was also a renowned storyteller. Many recall his amusing and fascinating yarns, spun around campfires or from his saddle on long trail rides. Those iconic tales and more are preserved in this expanded edition, updated with previously unpublished photos and stories transcribed from conversations and letters to friends.
ISBN: 9781467142731
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Montana
Images: 91
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Born and raised near Glacier National Park, Mr. Yenne worked for the National Park Service in Glacier for nearly thirty years, most of that time under the title of supervisor of trails. Mr. Yenne’s love and thorough knowledge of the park enriched the experiences of thousands of its visitors. Even after his retirement. Mr. Yenne returned to Glacier National Park almost every summer for the next twenty years to contribute to the community.