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New Memoir Details Ten Wild Days in the Unforgiving Florida Wilderness
Posted by Library Tales Publishing, Inc. on February 11, 2014
Library Tales Publishing presents: "Ten Days in the Glades", a new memoir by author Michael Goldy:
In the unforgiving Florida Everglades, almost anything can happen, and it usually does. This book follows the true story of Michael Goldy, who spent 10 days in the dangerous South Florida wilderness, the largest wilderness in the eastern United States. In this book, Michael Goldy recalls the ultimate backcountry experience as he sets out on canoeing the Wilderness Waterway through Everglades National Park. Coming face to face with alligators, venomous snakes, and the brutal force of mother nature. Through this journey, one must learn to become one with the land, or suffer the consequences, which can be permanent. The physical and mental challenges of such a trip are a life-changing experience that strengthens the soul.
Michael's adventure through the Everglades is accompanied by the realities of how delicate and fragile this ecological system really is. Its colorful history and environmental concerns are addressed in detail. As with most of the planet, the Everglades is subjected to the issues of development, exploitation, pollution and climate change. While the national park and Big Cypress National Preserve are theoretically protected, the area is dependent upon resources and influences from areas that are not. Whether we protect such rarities or allow them to fade away is a decision we need to make as the predominate species on the planet.
We invite you to join us on this trip and spend ten days in the Everglades.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Goldy is an avid outdoor photographer and trailblazer. He grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he joined the Boy Scouts at a very young age and went on two major canoe expeditions before the age of sixteen. After high school, he set out on a ten day backpacking trip in the Smokey Mountains with his friends and had his first encounter with a bear. He spent the next six years travelling extensively in the United States.
In 1991, Michael met the co-leader of a canoe expedition and proceeded to make forays into Big Cypress Swamps and the Everglades National Park, both by foot and canoe for many years.
In addition to his time in the South Florida wilderness, he has extensive backpacking experience which includes extended trips on various stretches of the Appalachian Trail and the Wind River Range in Wyoming. Additionally, Michael has traveled a great deal on business and spent a lot of time climbing and exploring the remote mountains and deserts of Southern California as well. He currently lives in Lancaster, PA with his family. Ten Days in the Glades is his first book.