New Release

      Stories from Afield: Adventures with

Wild Things in Wild Places


Stories from Afield  is for anyone interested in:

   •  Outdoor adventures in some of the West’s

        great wildlands

  •    •  The magnetism, danger, and unpredictability

  •         of wild nature

  •    •  Conservation of wildlife and wildlands


Join me on my adventures in wilderness areas and national parks of the Rocky Mountains, a South African temperate forest, and Vietnam’s jungles.  Drawn from decades of encounters with wildlife, and close calls with lightning and avalanches, this new book’s 16 essays range from humorous to harrowing.

These stories recount capturing newborn elk calves, stalking mountain goats on icy cliffs, being stranded on a mountain after riding out a helicopter crash, confrontations with bears during my research, plus quirky and edifying hunting tales and a back-country horse story or two.  Throughout these adventures, the magnetism and danger of wild nature are ever present, reminding us that our fascination with wildness often stems from its unpredictability.

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Stories From Afield is more than one man’s memoir of a life spent in service to America’s rich wild heritage; in sharing the joy, wonder, humor, and dangers of being immersed in wilderness, Smith introduces audiences to a primordial, pristine, and rapidly vanishing world, with a reminder that its future is in our hands.Kristine Morris, Foreword Reviews

Stories from Afield
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