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Bound for the Backcountry – A History of Idaho’s Remote Airstrips

The second edition is now available.  The latest edition includes more photographs, updated information, and an index!

The Idaho backcountry has the most unique mountain and canyon flying found in the lower forty-eight states.  For the first time a comprehensive history of nearly one hundred of the state’s isolated airstrips has been compiled, detailing the construction and historical events of each.  The most southerly airstrips included are those at the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and northward through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Combined with the history of each individual location are fascinating stories related to homesteaders, runway owners, boaters, hikers, outfitters, hunters, firefighters, pilots, and airplanes.  Bound for the Backcountry is 560-pages, 8.5 X 11 hardbound, with over 1,000 black and white photographs.

Price: $59.95

Shipping:$6.00

Bound for the Backcountry – A History of Idaho’s Remote Airstrips

The second edition is now available.  The latest edition includes more photographs, updated information, and an index!

The Idaho backcountry has the most unique mountain and canyon flying found in the lower forty-eight states.  For the first time a comprehensive history of nearly one hundred of the state’s isolated airstrips has been compiled, detailing the construction and historical events of each.  The most southerly airstrips included are those at the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and northward through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Combined with the history of each individual location are fascinating stories related to homesteaders, runway owners, boaters, hikers, outfitters, hunters, firefighters, pilots, and airplanes.  Bound for the Backcountry is 560-pages, 8.5 X 11 softbound, with over 1,000 black and white photographs.

Price: $39.95

Shipping:$6.00

Bound for the Backcountry II – A History of Airstrips in the Wallowas, Hells Canyon, and the Lower Salmon River

 

The backcountry of west central Idaho and eastern Oregon has some of the better winter and spring flying opportunities found anywhere in the Northwest.  For the first time a comprehensive history of more than forty of the isolated airstrips in the region has been compiled, detailing the construction and historical events of each.  The book covers the airstrips of the Wallowa Mountains (Eagle Cap Wilderness), the middle Snake River (Hells Canyon Dam to Cache Creek), and the lower Salmon River (American Bar to the Snake River).  Combined with the history of each individual location are interesting stories related to homesteaders, ranchers, runway owners, hunters, river rafters, jet boaters, hikers, pilots, and airplanes.  Maps highlight an incredible amount of information and the book includes 250+ black and white photographs. The book is 251 pages, measures 8.5 X 11, and is softbound with a heavy matte finish cover.

Price: $29.95

Shipping:$6.00

Points of Prominence – Fire Lookouts of the Payette National Forest

Over one hundred years ago with the formation of the United States Forest Service in 1905 the idea of the fire lookout network was born. In the 2.3 million acres of land comprised in today’s Payette National Forest over one hundred fire lookout locations were used to protect the forest from fires. Recently only thirteen of those lookouts are in use. After many years of research the history of each fire lookout site is reveled through the stories of people who staffed, stocked, and built them. Also included is a general history of the fire lookout network on the Payette as related to Forest Service fire policy in the four northwestern states. Bringing the text to life is an amazing collection of over 270 black and white photographs of this spectacular region, which extends from the depths of Hells Canyon to the remote Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Price: $16.00

Shipping:$3.50

For further information, please contact the author as follows: Cold Mountain Press c/o: Richard H. Holm Jr. P.O. Box 294 McCall, ID  83638 boundforthebackcountry@gmail.com Also be sure to find us on Facebook.