Cort Conley is director of Literary Services at the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He has an extensive background as a writer, editor, and publisher of books. He was a river guide for more than 30 years on rivers throughout the West. He holds a Jurisprudence Doctorate from the University of California.
This presentation/discussion is based on a book by the same name (by Cort Conley) about hermits, individualists, and solitaries. It includes first-person recollections, photographs, and taped recordings.
This presentation is a first-hand folk history of the Middle Fork of the Salmon, the Main Salmon, or the Snake River through Hells Canyon. Conley will explain the human and natural history of any of these rivers and illustrate the talk with vintage films and photographs and taped recordings about boating, homesteading, or early outfitting there.