The Magic of Yellowstone
A little bit of
My Experiences in Yellowstone: An Autobiography of Five Summers
by James S. Macdonald Jr.
(updated December 27, 2006)
News: October 24, 2006. Chapter 3 from the summer of 1994 is now online--the first chapter completed in almost four years.
Preface: I begin this labor of love not merely to describe my life, nor merely my life in my beloved Yellowstone, but also to tell the tale of the complex being of Yellowstone. She is to be known in this story not only as a geographical logcation, but as an intricate web of relationships--relationships which include animals, plants, land, water, people, and the magic which binds it together.
Tonight, a message from an old friend of mine named Diana McDonnell was left on my answering machine. She and I had several bonding days and evenings in Yellowstone, an important part of my tale of the being of Yellowstone. I love my friend Diana dearly, and I hope the little bit of Yellowstone that she left on my phone this evening transforms itself as I try to convey Wonderland.
July 5, 1997
Summer 1993: a new world, earliest impressions,ACMNP, working for Ham's, my friendship with Price, late night adventures, the Young Romantics
Summer 1995: Loree, how a summer in which activity was lower was still fulfilling, Kym, etc.
Summer 1996: working with Loree, sharing Wonderland, a hitchhiking adventure to remember, another stellar year
Summer 1998: the extended honeymoon, the pursuit for waterfalls and a chronicle of the Park, perhaps goodbye for a long long time?
Copyright 1997-2006 by James S. Macdonald Jr.