In 1974, Paul M. Fink published Backpacking Was the Only Way, a memoir of exploration in the Smoky Mountain backcountry that is long out of print. The basis of the book was a journal kept from 1914 to 1938, combined with evocative photographs that Fink compiled into a manuscript he called Mountain Days. The manuscript is now considered to be a unique and insightful first-person account of the region. Containing rare historical accounts of the manways, camps, and cabins once used by adventurers exploring the mountains before the advent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this is the first widely-accessible publication of Mountain Days. This edition features a new foreword by Ken Wise, professor and director of the Great Smoky Mountain Regional Project at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville's John C. Hodges Library.
An open access edition of Mountains Days is available from the Hunter Library at Western Carolina University.
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- ISBN-13: 9781469651842
- ISBN-10: 146965184X
- Publisher: Western Carolina University, Hunter Library
- Publish Date: September 2019
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.67 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.97 pounds
- Page Count: 298