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"Tales From a Mountain Town" Uplifting Look at Mountain Life and Adventure

Newest release by author Eugene Buchanan offers superb collection of stories relaying the exploits and escapades of the outdoors.

Get ready for the best bathroom reading you’ll find west of the Mississippi with award-winning author Eugene Buchanan’s latest release Tales From a Mountain Town, Musings From 25 years of Living in the Colorado Rockies. Highlighting the adventures and misadventures of life in an outdoor playground, Tales from a Mountain Town compiles both new stories and popular ones previously printed in a variety of outdoor publications, creating a dynamic, easy-to-read, and lighthearted bundle of fun.

“The book came about pretty naturally,” says Buchanan, the award-winning author of several books, including Outdoor Parents Outdoor Kids, Brothers on the Bashkaus, and newly released Comrades on the Colca. “I’ve been writing about and living in the mountain towns of Colorado, from Telluride to Steamboat Springs, for nearly 30 years, and this is the compilation of some of the zanier tales.”

Published by Recreation Publishing, Inc., Tales from a Mountain Town chronicles Buchanan’s two and half decades of living in the Rocky Mountains, with pen and a knack for adventure in tow. Buchanan uses his well-honed prose to paint a picture of the unique situations that arise living and raising a family in the small mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colo. (pop. 12,000).

From rescuing dogs via canoe to escaping “urban” avalanches and offering “floorspace” to more urban-oriented friends, Buchanan’s wit and spin on the world around him delivers an easy-to-read collection apropos for mountain town coffee tables and commodes everywhere.

Advanced Praise for Tales From a Mountain Town:

 “A vivid and lighthearted glimpse of the type of community that defines Colorado's high country. The Denver Post

“Will make you want to pick up and move to the mountains after the first chapter." The Inertia

“A hilarious cross-section of the situations you find yourself in living in the hills.” Steamboat Living

“A fun and easy-to-read road map for anyone dreaming of living the mountain town life.” Elevation Outdoors

“A lighthearted menagerie of mountain town living.” Peter Kray, author, The God of Skiing

“Big time writing about small town living. A collection that belongs in every mountain town commode.” Unofficial Networks

Tales from a Mountain Town is available for order at www.eugenebuchanan.com ($15.99). Retail orders are available at www.ingramspark.com. For more information about the author, visit www.eugenebuchanan.com.

About the author


A former reporter for the Denver Business Journal and 14-year editor-in-chief of Paddler magazine, Eugene Buchanan has written about the outdoors for more than 25 years, contributing to the New York Times, Men's Journal, Sports Afield, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Forbes Life and more, covering the Olympics for NBC and X Games for ESPN.com. Buchanan’s passion for traveling and writing has taken him around the world and into the esteemed membership of The Explorer’s Club. His first book, Brothers on the Bashkaus, was released in 2007; his second, Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids in 2011; and his third, Comrades on the Colca, in 2016. He lives with his wife, Denise, and daughters, Brooke and Casey, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., one block from the Yampa River.


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