Getting to Grey Owl

Getting to Grey Owl

Journeys on Four Continents

by Kurt Caswell

More than a dozen essays covering one man’s journey across four continents as he reflects on the pleasures of the wandering life

Writer, teacher, and adventurer Kurt Caswell has spent his adult life canoeing, hiking, and pedaling his way toward a deeper understanding of our vast and varied world. Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents chronicles over twenty years of Caswell’s travels as he buys a rug in Morocco, rides ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595342614
  • Published: July 2015


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  • 9781595342621
  • Published: June 2015


In the final piece in the collection, Caswell returns to the American West, not far from where he grew up, and accompanies three Peruvian sheepherders, their dogs, and 4,000 sheep. They trek across a mountain to seek shelter as a storm approaches. Along the way Caswell wrestles with the burden of carrying a lamb out of the storm, and comes to the realization that while the object of love may be transient and fleeting, love itself endures.