Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Along the Trail in Algonquin Park: With Ralph Bice by Bice Ralph

Along the Trail in Algonquin Park has delighted thousands of readers across Canada and the United States from the time of its first publication in the summer of 1980. This is the fourth reprint of the classic work by the late legendary outdoorsman, Ralph Bice of Kearney, Ontario. The writing is vintage Ralph Bice; a combination of unequalled park knowledge, remarkable outdoor adventures and delightful rustic humour. Along the Trail was originally to have been titled "Forty Years in Algonquin Park," but by the time the book appeared, the author's lifelong love affair with the park had exceeded eighty. In 1993, the time of Algonquin Park's centennial, the "Grand Old Man of Algonquin" had entered his 94th year. He was to continue to live nearby his beloved park until his passing in 1997. Remembered not only for his writings, Ralph Bice is honoured by a fitting memorial to "Mister Algonquin" as Algonquin Park visitors will now discover when they enter the west side of the park. For here the lake he favoured over all others, Butt Lake, has been renamed Ralph Bice Lake. From Goodreads

Again, the reason for reading this book was that I was in Algonquin Park. There was a few good stories in this book and I enjoyed reading the stories especially as some of them took place happening in Lakes I was paddling on at the time. Unfortunately it referred a lot to specific people and in my opinion it would have been a lot better for me if I had know at least some of the descendants of all these people.
This was the last book I read on my canoe trip, I finished it on the train back towards Toronto.

This book qualifies for: 
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge, 
2012 Ebook Challenge,
A-Z  Book Challenge 2012,
2012 Where are you reading Challenge 

No comments:

Post a Comment