Tales From Misery Ridge
One man's adventures in the great outdoors
Paul Fournier lived and breathed Maine's Great North Woods for decades, from his summers working at a boys' camp as a teenager, to his adventures as a registered Maine Guide, bush pilot, and sporting camp owner, to his career with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Now, with a fine eye for detail and appreciation of the North Woods' enduring wonders, Fournier recreates his experiences in Tales from Misery Ridge. Soar with him on his first solo flight in a Piper Cub, watch with awe as a master canoe-builder makes Fournier's dream canoe a reality, meet brave flying wardens on rescue calls, net some spectacularly large salmon, and take part in the historic mission to transplant caribou from Newfoundland to Maine. Tales from Misery Ridge is a collection of these and other stories from a special time-and place.
Paul J. Fournier is a native Mainer with a long career in the Maine woods, starting out as a registered Maine Guide and bush pilot. For twenty years he was the public information officer for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He also produced a weekly television program, "Maine Fish and Wildlife," for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. He has written and photographed extensively for a number of magazines, including Audubon, Natural History, National Geographic, Country Gentleman, Yankee, Down East, Field & Stream, and Outdoor Life, among others. He divides his time between Maine and Florida.