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Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

    Ms. Byl recounts her experiences working as a "traildog&quo

    Ms. Byl recounts her experiences working as a "traildog" -- maintaining wilderness trails many of us enjoy. It's backbreaking work with long hours, low pay and at times, miserable conditions. But Byl's love of the outdoors and a strong work ethic clearly shine through in her prose, giving the reader insight to a world full of drudgery and endless hard labor but also a life lived in close proximity to the land, much the way our ancestors existed. This book is a love affair with tools -- axes, chainsaws and the like -- with a view into a world not many women inhabit. The first half of the book details her experiences in Glacier National Park in Montana, while the latter half encompasses Alaska and the Denali region. An entertaining and interesting read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    There isn't any doubt Christine knows what she is talking about!

    There isn't any doubt Christine knows what she is talking about!
    She may have benefited from taking readers on a journey up a few of the trails she worked on.
    This may have allowed her to put people in the place where she worked. If you're looking for stories about National Parks, this isn't it.
    If you want to FEEL what it is like to be a working member of a trail crew without needing to wash the mud and dirt off your own clothes - this read ought to get that job done!
    It's good, just know it is NOT a travel guide to wild places.

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    Posted July 22, 2013

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