Throughout his career as a photographer, writer and conservationist, Paul Schaefer has been the Adirondack's leading spokesperson and the driving force behind negotiating New York State's forever wild laws. In this autobiography, Schaefer recalls life in the mountains.
"Schaefer, a conservationist, was instrumental in the preservation of the Adirondacks as a park 'forever wild.' This collection of essays, some dating back as far as the 1920s, largely concerns the mountain men, hunting trips, and wilderness that inspired Schaefer to work toward preserving the mountains. Some essays are very slight—mere anecdotes—and overall Schaefer lacks the transcendent vision and gift for language that characterizes the best nature writers. This book certainly belongs in comprehensive Adirondacks collections and might appeal to lovers of hunting yarns, but libraries needing a basic book about the region should look elsewhere."—Library Journal