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Butch Farabee


In his 34 years with the National Park Service, Charles R. "Butch" Farabee rose from protection ranger to superintendent and responded to more than 900 search and rescue missions; ten years and 800 of those missions were in Yosemite National Park. Butch was the recipient of the Harry Yount Lifetime Achievement Award for exemplifying the best of the National Park Service ranger tradition. He is the best-selling co-author of "Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite" and author of "Death, Daring, and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks." His current book is "Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue."


Books:
Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Yosemite Conservancy
July 2017
ISBN 9781589791824
547 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Updated to include the most notable incidents through the summer of 2004, the new edition features recent rescues and rescue attempts from the icy slopes of Mount Rainier to the seas off of Acadia National Park.

Death, Daring, & Disaster - Search and Rescue in the National Parks
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Death, Daring, & Disaster - Search and Rescue in the National Parks
April 2005
ISBN 9781570982026
502 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

375 exciting teales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.

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Tucson Medical Center

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William & Mary Ross Foundation
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