This is one of Gods days that only seem to come in northern Alberta-the sun like a flame in a clear blue sky, not a trace of haze & all around the tumbling water & the lake gulls.... Below the waves are breaking & with me I have Jorrocks Jaunts & Jollities. Could money buy more than this?-R.M. Patterson"R.M. Patterson's journals offer us moments in which to reflect upon the nature of the wilderness we are rapidly losing. Although Patterson's journey cannot be replicated in a world of satellite phones, GPS devices and freeze-dried, vacuum-sealed camp food, the relationship he had with the land can. As we read Patterson's journals, we realize once more how much we require contact with an elemental life, with nature's bounty, in order to achieve contentment and wholeness within ourselves."-Justin Trudeau, from the ForewordRichard C. Davis is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. He specializes in Canadian Literature.The University of Alberta PressBook design by Denise Ahlefeldt, ninepoint designPrinted in Canada$29.95 in Canadawww.uap.ualberta.caTrudeau, Justin is the author of 'Nahanni Journals', published 2007 under ISBN 9780888644770 and ISBN 0888644779.