The Journal of a Mountain Man: James Clyman's Own Story (Epic Adventures)
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"Love the Rockies? Gotta read this." according to Jean Heller. Get an un-close-and-personal look at the opening of the West from the journal of James Clyman, one of the pioneers of this awesome adventure. Meticulously written and edited by renowned writers of the West, Win and Meredith Blevins, this is an absolute must-read for anyone who loves the breadth and majesty of Intermountain West. Can't wait for the next in the series.. Historical yet quite entertaining journal! Quite an entertaining diary as well as historically educationalthe notes at chapters' ends REALLY help decipher Mr. Clyman's monologues!! His lack of punctuation, hoards of misspellings and long winded sentences make for a bit of slowdown to the reader, but it is fun to follow!. man brings the details of what the west was like in the early days alive Rick Pay Reading the journals of this man brings the details of what the west was like in the early days alive! Reading about places I have been and thinking about what it was like to be one of the real pioneers was enthralling.
A must-read for everyone who loves the West.. Crossing the country during the great migration of 1846, Clyman encountered the Donner party and gave them sound advice, which they tragically ignored.A few other adventures: He sewed Jim Bridger's ear back on after a grizzly bear attack; explored the Green Valley and the Salt Lake Basin; alone and weary, he walked 600 miles to Fort Atkinson. (Still one of the West's most remarkable tales of survival.) He also kept Bill Sublette from freezing to death en route.Clyman crossed twice to the Pacific and ended up settling in the Napa Valley, raising his family, writing down his adventures, and spreading the legendary stories of the mountain menIn his o