Wild Salvation

For several days in a row it was just a typical, run-of-the-mill backpacking trip; exploring, fishing, foraging, building fires. Then one evening something happened that would forever change his life! Not only did it affect how he was feeling at that moment, but it reached back into his past and sent ripples into his future. More

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Published: May 24, 2012
Words: 100,230
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476323794
About Gary Pages

Gary spent his childhood running barefoot through the woods of Virginia, and despite being born in New York (Long Island), the dogwoods, maples, and oak trees, which populated the forests of Lynchburg, represent the “roots of his life” and in his heart, it is home. Like a lot of boys who grew-up in a semi-rural area back in the 60’s and early 70’s, Gary’s formative years were filled with animals, sports, motorcycles and causing trouble, with the latter to diminish with maturity. At 15 his family moved to California, but the unfamiliar, and less than convenient geography, made it difficult for him to indulge in his usual pastimes. In adapting to the west-coast life style, he was forced to pursue other activities; things like in-line skating, snow skiing and “partying”, with the latter to diminish with maturity. At 29 Gary found himself longing for “virgin forest”, and, the changing of the seasons, so he packed up his possessions, which of course included his yearling wolf-dog (Cheylo), and headed north to Oregon. For the next 17 years, Gary and his would-be wolves explored all The Great Pacific Northwest had to offer, indulging in such pursuits as mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking and inventing (He has 2 U.S. Patents). Most recently Gary is living back in California, but once again he finds himself yearning for the woods, and the seasonal changes that are part of life in the northern latitudes.


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