EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl

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Dirt Work An Education in the Woods

Dirt Work An Education in the Woods Read & Download ¹ 100 G her own that she would follow a “professional” career path   Returning season after season she eventually leads her own crews mentoring other trail dogs along the way In Dirt Work Byl probes common assumptions about the division between mental and physical labor “women’s work” and “men’s work” white collars and blue collars The supposedly simple work of digging holes dropping trees and blasting snowdrifts in fact offers her an education of the hands and the head as well as membership in an utterly uniue subculture Dirt Work is a contemplative but unsentimental look at the pleasures of labor the challenges of apprenticeship and the way a place becomes a home  . I had a hard time thinking at all while I was reading It was like my brain went numbThe Intro was well writen and interesting enough but then the rest I couldnt take it I had to just stop trying to finish it after 13 of the way through It explains mostly details of the job but does not tell a good story It jumps all around Some parts interesting then others sooo boring Actually started to dread picking it up to read like it was work I have only not finished one other book in my timeI guess I was expecting after reading the jacket and intro

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Dirt Work An Education in the Woods Read & Download ¹ 100 Demanding rewarding real than she ever imagined   During her first season Byl embraces the backbreaking difficulty of the work learning how to clear trees move boulders and build stairs in the backcountry Her first mentors are the colorful characters with whom she works the packers sawyers and traildogs from all walks of life along with the tools in her hands axe shovel chainsaw rock bar As she invests herself deeply in new work the mountains rivers animals and weather become teachers as well While Byl expected that her tenure at the parks would be temporary she ends up turning this summer gig into a decades long job moving from Montana to Alaska breaking expectations includin. Ah I really thought I would like this book sounded great And then I read the intro the writing was terrific I liked how Byl turned a phrase told a story talked about her work So who wrote the intro versus who wrote the remainder of the book Will the real Christine Byl please stand upThe story itself is a disjointed mishmash of events phrases and uotes You re reading about some event and then there is a uote that has nothing to do with anything You get back into her week in the woods on a job and suddenly she s talking about something completely unrelatedIn short a disappointment Glad I borrowed it from the e library and didn t pay kindle fees

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Dirt Work An Education in the Woods Read & Download ¹ 100 A lively and lyrical account of one woman’s unlikely apprenticeship on a national park trail crew and what she discovers about nature gender and the value of hard work Christine Byl first encountered the national parks the way most of us do on vacation But after she graduated from college broke and ready for a new challenge she joined a Glacier National Park trail crew as a seasonal “traildog” maintaining mountain trails for the millions of visitors Glacier draws every year Byl first thought of the job as a paycheck a summer diversion a welcome break from “the real world” before going on to graduate school She came to find out that work in the woods on a trail crew was. Contemplative and funny bawdy and smart lyrical and lovely this book is one of a kind As a traildog myself I can honestly say I never imagined I would read a book about my particular subculture especially not one that gets it so exactly right From backcountry anecdotes from the collective canon to riffs on food boots weather wildlife and of course tools it is all here Byl captures perfectly the camaraderie drudgery and delight of life working in the wild mountains on a crew doing trailworkThe unusual and original structure of this fantastic book might feel foreign to some expecting a continuous linear narrative but I find it perfectly captures the experience of learning to know and love a place as well as balancing two or worlds as part of a seasonal workforceAs entertaining as Byl s storytelling is this is no casual traipse through the lilies of the field Dirt Work gets at the heart of what it takes to live an authentic life Byl s narrative is ripe with hard uestions real seeking and refreshingly honest clear eyed thinking instead of tired platitudes about gender labor apprenticeship self sufficiency wilderness spiritual practice and community I loved it


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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl Contemplative and funny bawdy and smart lyrical and lovely this book is one of a kind As a traildog myself I can honestly say I nev

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl review Dirt Work An Education in the Woods Being in the woods with Christine and learning how those trails that I love so much are made and maintained was very interesting I loved to read how she got along with her mostly male coworkers and how life as a seasonal worker in general isWhat I did not like was the writing style It made it very hard for me to read for a

  3. says: Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl review Dirt Work An Education in the Woods

    EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl I've often wondered how people end up choosing a life that embraces the outdoors I grew up loving the outdoors then slowly became of an indoor person as my education and career kept me locked up inside It never would have entered my mind to look for a job in a state park Now twenty years later as I face trying

  4. says: Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl

    EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download Ah I really thought I would like this book sounded great And then I read the intro the writing was terrific I liked how Byl turned a phrase told a story talked about her work So who wrote the intro versus who wrote the remainder of the book? Will the real Christine Byl please stand up?The story itself is a disjointed mishmash of events phrases and uotes You're reading about some event and then there is a uot

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    Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl There was a lot I liked about this book It's basically a collection of essays and Christine is for the most part an engaging writer I didn't really care for the way that she talked down on tourists hello you are making trails for them be nice And all of the tool talk I get it tools are essential for you job but I mostly skimmed when she droned on about a tool I really enjoyed the last half of the book when she talked about Alaska

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    Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download As a hiking addict I really appreciate the work that goes into maintaining trails i really do I have been stopped in my tracks and l

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl I had a hard t

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    review Dirt Work An Education in the Woods EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download Such a lovely book Byl is the real deal make no mistake about it She worked trail for 16 seasons some of it interspersed with getting her Masters She's a helluva writer by turns lyrical and profane At the beginning I thought how much I'd love to do this sort of work By the end I'd acknowledged that I'm too old to start but I can admire from a distance Wildlife clueless tourists clueless government hard damn work and interesting people it's

  9. says: Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl review Dirt Work An Education in the Woods

    Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christine Byl EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download She thought she was going to become a philosophy professor Instead she made a life out of really really hard physical labor and wrot

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    Christine Byl ↠ 0 Read & Download EBOOK / KINDLE (Dirt Work An Education in the Woods) by Christine Byl OK I get it All tourists are redneck assholes or ignorant Asian people getting in the way of the trail workers oneness with the backcountry The author is clearly better and above the people that wear the wrong shoes tote the wrong gear and are unable to give up their lives for a real and meaningful job with the park service Imagine

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