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On The Edge Richard D. Jackson

On The Edge

Richard D. Jackson

Published April 23rd 2007
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Kindle Edition
272 pages
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Within these covers are stories about a group of risk-takers and adrenaline junkies who lived a life of stimulating and physically challenging activity. It is a rollicking adventure account of men who chose a wilderness avocation and lifestyle inMoreWithin these covers are stories about a group of risk-takers and adrenaline junkies who lived a life of stimulating and physically challenging activity. It is a rollicking adventure account of men who chose a wilderness avocation and lifestyle in lieu of comfort and leisure for their relaxation.This is also a travelogue about much of the backcountry of this nation. Their journeys into these wilderness areas lasted over twenty years comprising some seventy expeditions into places like the Everglades, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Trail, Pesidential Range, and the desert of Joshua Tree. Learn more about the history of these locations and other backwoods areas primarily in the mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.Read about these unusual people, their travels, and the physical trials they put their aging bodies through as they pursued their exploring passion, seeking exciting adventures, demanding experiences, and refuge from there professional lives.They wanted to be explorers, test themselves physically, and to see what was over the horizon. Their interest level had no valley and no summit. It was limitless.They were not purists in the sense of following the conventional standards of “roughing it” in the wilderness. Instead, they did it their way. They were the real thing and enjoyed living On The Edge. Not many people do.These journeys are humourous, filled with dubious judgement, lessons on field-craft, history, philosophy, geology, and survival comparisons drawn from combat experiences. These stories should appeal to all readers with similar inclinations, despite age or gender.Travel along with them in these stories and expereince a rush of adrenline as you read about their trips and learn more about the backwoods of this great country. .