Grizzly BearPhoto by Doug PeacockHow does one hike safely in grizzly country?
Here's an article I published with the Missoula Independent, "Good Manners in Grizzly Country." But the basic bear encounter rules are, don't run, don't scream. Make no sudden moves. Learn enough about bears to know where they are likely to be at certain times of the day and seasons of the year. Above all, don't sing country-western.

Are you really Hayduke?
The answer of course is a fumbled--what's left of, sort of--qualified "no." The fictional character of George Washington Hayduke was created by Edward Abbey. Ed did, however, borrow heavily from superficial physical attributes, patterns of speech and a literal history of war from his friend Doug Peacock. Ed did not mention this to Doug until the book was written. Some friction arose from this appropriation; as a mutual acquaintance once said: "Friends don't do that to one another." While we will always lie in each other's debt, I never felt abused.
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Would you come speak to my school or to my group?
I try to accomodate lecture requests whenever possible. If you are interested in learning more, please go to the Contact page and fill out the form there.

Where can I get your books?
All my books are available--signed to order--from Elk River Books in Livingston, Montana. They even have used copies of ¬°Baja!, which has been out of print so long, it's sometimes hard to find a copy. They do not have online sales capability at the moment, but you can order over the phone (406-224-5802) or via their Amazon storefront.

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