Author: Emerson Hough
Rough Trip through Yellowstone:
The Epic Winter Expedition of Emerson Hough, F. Jay Haynes, and Billy Hofer
Edited with an Introduction by Scott Herring, University of California
In the winter of 1894, the magazine Forest and Stream sent one of its most talented writers, Emerson Hough, to Yellowstone National Park to document the decline in bison. Under the tutelage of legendary guide Billy Hofer, Hough learned to ski on 12-foot-long wooden slats. He witnessed the arrest of notorious poacher Ed Howell—caught red-handed skinning a bison—and met pioneering photographer F. Jay Haynes.
Undertaking a tough, 200-mile trip on skis, Hough, Haines and Hofer came up with the best census of the park’s bison and elk that anyone had yet achieved. Hough wrote up the expedition in a series of 14 articles. His reporting motivated the United States Congress to pass the anti-poaching Lacey Act and helped turn public opinion against a proposed railroad through the park.
Moreover, Hough’s articles are immensely entertaining. He remains one of the wittiest writers ever to describe the park, and his series, edited and annotated by University of California writing professor Scott Herring, is as fun to read as it is historically significant.
Includes nine Yellowstone National Park photos by F. Jay Haynes.
Other Yellowstone National Park titles:
Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder | Wrecked in Yellowstone | Yellowstone Ranger
Rough Trip through Yellowstone | Yellowstone Has Teeth | Women in Wonderland
What I Saw in Yellowstone | Yellowstone Bears in the Wild | Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild | The Yellowstone National Park Cookbook | Yellowstone View Watching Yellowstone & Grand Teton Wildlife | Yellowstone Memories: 30 Years of Stories & Photos | A Ride to the Infernal Regions: Yellowstone's First Tourists | The Light of Spring | The Comfort of Autumn | Silence & Solitude: Yellowstone’s Winter Wilderness | Silence & Solitude: Yellowstone’s Winter Wilderness - DVD | The Abundance of Summer: The Seasons of Yellowstone