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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Publication Consultants (November 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594332592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594332593
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Warren Troy has always been an avid outdoorsman and adventurer. As a child, his favorite activity was spending time at the family cottage in the Catskill Mountains, exploring the forest and observing wildlife: deer, bear, and birds. When his family moved to Southern California, Warren turned his interests to the desert, roaming in that environment as enthusiastically as he used to traipse through the old Eastern woods. The fulfillment of his passion for nature was when he moved to Alaska. He has had a love affair with the state ever since, enjoying hunting, fishing, and ultimately homesteading up beyond the head of Kachemak Bay for five full years with his wife, Joyce. Warren’s deep love for Alaska, and his experiences there, are the inspiration for his Alaska wilderness adventure books, and he has become known for his written work. Warren and Joyce live in a cabin in Willow, Alaska, 70 miles north of Anchorage, surrounded by spruce and birch, enjoying the flow of the seasons, living a peaceful life of Alaska adventure writing.

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Interesting and fun to read.
BRUCE A FELTON
Tails is an excelent book on leaving it all behind and homesteading in Alaska.
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Worth every penny and dont expect to put it down till your done.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kayla Hunt - Published Author on December 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
Man versus nature in modern times. This book proves there are still places in the United States that are untamed and wild! The adventure the reader takes in Trails: Living in the Alaska Wilderness is just that. I found it very refreshing to read something not filled full of murder, fake plastic people, and drama dripping off every page. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of excitement and adventure in this novel. This book is for anyone wondering about how Alaska homesteaders survive even today, right now as you read this! Snow, rain, constant or lack of sunshine, mud bogs, bears, moose, and even modern technology is a daily challenge in this book for the main character Denny Caraway. It's an inspiring story to not give up and always fight for what brings peace to a person's soul.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 10, 2012
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Could not put this down! Related to every word in the beginning and became very envious by the end. Would have loved another book about his new more remote location, learning how to deal with those wolves, longer winters and the more continous summer days. Worth every penny and dont expect to put it down till your done. Got swept away to the world of Alaska and have more desire then ever to leave the Lower.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Syd on September 2, 2012
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Trails through the wilderness, little slices of life from one point to another, leaving impressions on the heart and mind to last a lifetime for the one who walks or drives them. Warren Troy's Trails shares a 40-year-old man's homesteading experience in Alaska wilderness that invites a vividly vicarious experience for the reader. From bear's breath on the back of the neck to the three shots signaling something's gone very wrong, the trails traveled have the potential to affect the reader even as they change Denny Caraway. The book is genuine, earthy, authentic, and occasionally lighthearted. It is palpably immediate for the reader. This is a read that enfolds the fundamental substance of what matters through life. For that reason and many others, it is a book to be treasured. It is one that won't be forgotten.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George Butler on October 8, 2013
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If you like reading about Alaskan Homesteading this is one to read. Well worth your time. I would read this book again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Troy on January 29, 2012
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If you like a good book about living out in the northern woods of Alaska this is the one to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BRUCE A FELTON on November 24, 2013
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Loved it, was great tales of one mans adventures homesteading in Alaska. Interesting and fun to read. Made me want to read next chapter to see what happened next in his life. Had the good and the bad.
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All three books in this series's where great the third book being the best
I would suggest this to anyone
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This was a great read and I thoroughly enjoy it.... so much so that I couldn't put it down and finished the book in 2 days ( between House chores- LOL )......I ordered Warren Troy's 2nd book straight away " The Last Homestead".and so far I'm not disappointed....I really liked Warren's style of writing & look forward to reading his third book.....I felt as though I was living Denny Carraway's life alongside him, he has to me become a friend....... The description of the Alaskan scenery was wonderful and I could picture just about every place that Denny was & captured the moments of his encounters with the Wild Animals.......I would really recommend this book if you like a creative Fictional Alaskan Outdoor Adventure......
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Born in New York State in 1947, I have always been an avid outdoorsman. As a child, my favorite activity was spending time at the family cottage in the Catskill Mountains, exploring the forest and observing the wildlife -- the deer, bear and birds. When my family moved to Southern California in 1960, my interests in nature turned to the desert, roaming in that environment as enthusiastically as I used to traipse through the old eastern woods. I later learned to fish and hunt in the California mountains ,especially in Northern California.

The fulfillment of my passion for nature was when I moved to Alaska in 1989. I have had a love affair with the state ever since, enjoying the amazing terrain, hunting, fishing and ultimately homesteading up beyond the head of Kachemak Bay for five full years with my wife, Joyce, building a snug, solid cabin from the native spruce, using a hand-held chainsaw mill to make my own lumber. My book, Trails, is based on that experience. It's sequel, The Last Homestead, is based on the stories and experiences I've learned about while being here.

Joyce and I now live in a cabin in Willow, Alaska, seventy miles north of Anchorage, surrounded by spruce and birch, enjoying the flow of the seasons, living a peaceful life.