Bound for the Backcountry II: A History of Airstrips in the Wallowas, Hells Canyon, and the Lower Salmon River (Paperback)

Bound for the Backcountry II: A History of Airstrips in the Wallowas, Hells Canyon, and the Lower Salmon River By Richard H. Holm Cover Image

Bound for the Backcountry II: A History of Airstrips in the Wallowas, Hells Canyon, and the Lower Salmon River (Paperback)

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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 250+ black and white photographs.
Product Details ISBN: 9780692305065
ISBN-10: 0692305068
Publisher: Cold Mountain Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2015
Pages: 260
Language: English