Connors’ book spoke to me pretty well, as some of it was anchored by Arizona activity by Leopold. In turn, I have been in Wisconsin for about a year, and have had the Sand County Almanac opened every day I have been here. It gave a good history of a good man, successes and failures in thinking.
The majority of the Connors story is about a man, alone for long periods of time in the Gila Wilderness, with a very supportive wife. Beautiful little stories of awe, fear, loneliness. At times, it was a good reminder of similar feelings/fears that I have felt on the trails. I had always wanted to be a fire lookout. It seems a romantic idea. The closest I came was a three-month gig as a park ranger (in the middle of my senior year in high school).
There are books that I think that every man should read, and this one was close. And I love a book that references other books/stories that I have never heard. My wallet does not like it so much.