A Review of Gary Dumond Remembers By The Outdoor Sporting Library

A Review of Gary Dumond Remembers By The Outdoor Sporting Library

In “Gary Dumond Remembers: Maine Warden Pilots”, fellow pilot Jake Morrel interviews Gary about his experiences during a twenty year career as a pilot, as well as stories both men have been told over the years. They talk about a wide range of topics, from deep woods crash landings, working beaver trappers on the Canadian border, finding lost hunters, recovering bodies, stocking fish, and keeping planes running in the brutal weather conditions and remote setting of the Maine woods.

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A Review Of Hardscrabble Lodge in Journal Tribune - by Pat Davidson Reef

A Review Of Hardscrabble Lodge in Journal Tribune - by Pat Davidson Reef

These are genuine stories of real experiences in the northern Maine woods. They represent real people who had the courage to follow their dreams. It is an authentic account of northern Maine culture unspoiled by modern conveniences and advertising billboards. It is about the adventures of a man and family who lived these experiences, right here in Maine. It is well written with a dash of humor, colorful language, and depicts reality with its strengths and weaknesses but most of all its great beauty. It also has an extensive glossary explaining sportsman terms, plane vocabulary, and Maine forest terms. In addition, the book has a wonderful selection of photographs of the old 1941 Taylorcraft plane he learned on, and many photos in color of camp sites and activities surrounded by the natural beauty of Maine.  I loved the book and found it refreshing and uplifting. It gave me new energy. I recommend it highly.

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Gary Dumond Remembers: Maine Warden Pilots

Gary Dumond Remembers: Maine Warden Pilots

Jake Morrel's follow-up to his wonderful personal memoir of starting a lodge in northwest Maine is titled Gary Dumond Remembers: Maine Warden Pilots. The book is essentially a conversation with Gary Dumond, who after returning home from Vietnam with 1,410 hours flown as a helicopter pilot, logged roughly 20,000 hours as a Maine Warden Service pilot in the Maine North Woods, and his tales are as numerous and entertaining as one could expect from an old aviator.

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Great Stories From A Maine Bush Pilot - A Review By George Smith

Great Stories From A Maine Bush Pilot - A Review By George Smith

Jake loved flying, and most of the stories feature his flying adventures and challenges. And yes, some were scary. Glad I wasn’t in the plane that time his engine quit – twice! His story of a trip to northern Quebec brought back my memories of fishing in that same region.

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“Hardscrabble Lodge” is Morrel’s very entertaining memoir of his career as a commercial floatplane pilot and owner of the Hardscrabble Lodge

“Hardscrabble Lodge” is Morrel’s very entertaining memoir of his career as a commercial floatplane pilot and owner of the Hardscrabble Lodge

Mainers love to write memoirs about their lives, work, hobbies and careers. Most are pretty ordinary, some are quite interesting and a few are even extraordinary.  Jake Morrel’s is one of those last few.

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