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Camp Sights

2002
Author:

Sam Cook
Illustrations by Bob Cary

Camp Sights

Unforgettable stories perfect for sharing around the campfire-now in paperback!

Unforgettable stories perfect for sharing around the campfire-now in paperback!

Sam Cook offers insights into the subtleties of the natural world that all too often go unnoticed, inviting you to see your world anew.

CampSights invites you to experience the intimate beauty of camps--quiet camps for fathers and daughters; familiar camps on a favorite lake with good friends; hunting camps with their rich histories and traditions; serene camps under the starry sky of a summer night; peaceful camps warmed by supper cooking on the stove.

You’ll also experience the rugged power of nature--an Arctic camp braced against howling winds; a canoe-country camp threatened by lightning.

Sam Cook writes with humor, compassion and powerful imagery. In this collection of essays, Sam offers insights into the subtleties of the natural world that all too often go unnoticed.

CampSights invites you to see your world anew.

“Camp. You know the feeling that fills you when you’re there. You’re free and in touch with the rhythm of the land.

When you arrive at camp you begin to notice the beauty and power of nature--a shift in the wind, fresh tracks, the angle of the sun.” from CampSights

In 1976 Sam Cook trekked north from his native Kansas to work for an outfitter in the Superior-Quetico canoe country. Now, as the Duluth News-Tribune’s outdoors writer, he uses Duluth, Minnesota, as “base camp” for creating his warm, insightful columns.

Sam’s first two books, Up North and Quiet Magic, have won numerous awards. Both have become best-sellers. Readers who love the outdoors will enjoy this new collection of Sam’s writings.

Camp Sights

In 1976 Sam Cook trekked north from his native Kansas to work for an outfitter in the Superior-Quetico canoe country. Now, as the Duluth News-Tribune’s outdoors writer, he uses Duluth, Minnesota, as “base camp” for creating his humorous, powerful, and compassionate columns.

Camp Sights

Contents

CampSights

Spring
The Bobber
Steelhead Alarm
Harriet's Rock
Checkout Time

Summer
Well Worth It
What's Tomorrow Mean?
Thunderbolts
Benny
Gooseberry Delights
No Name Falls

Faff
Saying Grace
Black Brule
Minnesota Oysters
Nett Gain
Heavenly Pothole
Nature Tells Us

Winter
Good Ice
Choppers
Whiteout
Brass Tacks
Dreaming

Spring
The Un-Season
South and North
Catch of the Day
Pushing It
Simply Sauna

Summer
Batchewaung
Rock of Ages
Army Worms
High Summer
Little Hand, Big Hand
Just a Hint

Tatt
Spirit of the Hunt
My Stanley
Deer Camp
A Touch of Wildness
Duck Camp

Winter

Arctic Wolves
Sticky Business
Jackpine Bob
Northern Passages