Nature lovers, the mountain climbing fraternity, etc., will find this forest ranger's story unusual and appealing. The Pearson book has something new to offer, in this year of Alaskan statehood, for his ""high adventure"" was chiefly in one role or another at his beloved Mt. McKinley National Park. Incidental to all of the author's personal adventures is a great deal of peripheral information -- in personal terms -- of the settlers, the trappers, the creatures that know the region as their own. The authors serve a double function in retelling an exciting story and enlightening readers on our new state.