Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks

Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks

by Dave Kyu, Ilyssa Kyu


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680511444
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 06/18/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 88,971
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dave Kyu is an artist and writer. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in the United States, he explores the creative tensions of identity, community, and public space in his work. He has managed public arts projects for the Mural Arts Program, and the City of Philadelphia.

Ilyssa Kyu is a user experience designer and strategist, with an education in industrial design. Her work with design agencies over the years has helped purpose driven organizations further their positive impact in the world. She is currently working on projects that support and bring design-thinking to environmental conservation efforts.

Table of Contents

Foreword Carolyn Finney 13

Introduction 15

Storytelling Tips 19

Acadia National Park: An Island on the Sea

Excerpt from The Hour of Land Terry Tempest Williams 27

"The Ballad of the Night Charley Tended Weir" Ruth Moore 33

"The Coming of Glooskap" Joseph Nicolar 41

Excerpt from We Were an Island Peter P. Blanchard III 44

"Koluskap naka Pukcinsqehs: of Koluskap and the Witch that loved him." as told George Neptune 50

"The Burning Tree" Elmer Beal Jr. 53

"Fire" William Carpenter 55

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Home in the Mountains of Blue Smoke

"Prelude" James Willis Hembree 64

Excerpt from A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson 67

"The Birds and Animals Stickball Game" Kathi Smith Littlejohn 71

"That Good Old Mountain Dew" presented Doug Pratt 75

"A Valley of Memories" John Parris 77

"The Removed Townhouses" Freeman Owle 81

"When a small little chap…" Wiley Oakley 87

Rocky Mountain National Park: A Place for the Wild

"The Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado" Charles Edwin Hewes 98

Excerpt from A Lady's Life In The Rockies Isabella Bird 100

"Yellow-Bellied Marmots" SueEllen Campbell 111

"Secret Elk Study Revealed" Curt Buchholtz 113

"The Legend of the Blue Mist" Bill Robinson 117

Excerpt from "Children of My Trail School" Enos Mills 129

"Other Campfires: Ancient Walls on Trail Ridge" Jack C. Moomaw 133

"The Mountains Rise" Edna Davis Romig 136

Zion National Park: A Sanctuary in the Desert

"The Language of Zion" Greer K. Chesher 144

"Why the North Star Stands Still" William R. Palmer 148

"The Coyote Clan" Terry Tempest Williams 152

"The Great White Throne-Has It Ever Been Climbed?" Angus M. Woodbury 155

"The Ghosts of Zion" J. L. Crawford 162

Yosemite National Park: A Cathedral of Granite

"Lombard gate" Shelton Johnson 171

"Horse heaven" Shelton Johnson 174

"Notes from my Tuolumne Journal" William L. Neely 179

"The Legend of Tu-tok-a-nu'-la" compiled Frank La Pena Craig D. Bates Steven P. Medley 181

"Summit Fever" Carol Blaney 183

Excerpt from "Among the Animals of the Yosemite" John Muir 185

"Spring Afternoon, Merced River near the Ahwahnee" Gail Jensen Sanford 190

"Tuolumne Tomboy" Shirley Sargent 192

Yellowstone National Park: A Storied Wonderland

"Yellowstone" E. M. Carpenter 206

"Yellowstone Park and How It Was Named" William Tod Helmuth 208

Excerpts from "Thirty-Seven Days of Peril" Truman Everts 212

"Origin of the Snake and Yellowstone Rivers" Ralph Dixey 221

"Editor's Study: I & II" Charles Dudley Warner 224

Wolf Lucy Jane Bledsoe 228

Acknowledgments 241

Sources 244

Park Communities 247

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