Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier


Read by Carol Pelster

(4.6 stars; 9 reviews)

This lively book follows the adventures of mountain man Joe Meek, from his joining the Rocky Mountain Fur Company trapping expedition in the year 1829 at the young age of 18, through his retirement from public life after serving as Marshall of Oregon Territory. Meek had close connections with many famous people of the era, such as Kit Carson, William and Milton Sublette, Jedediah Smith, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Dr. John McLaughlin, Oregon’s Governor Lane, and President James Polk. The author’s information came directly from interviews with Joe himself. She adds to his stories by recounting the surrounding events of the times along the way, providing an interesting way to pick up much information about the history of the Rocky Mountain region and the Oregon Territory. Meek was a tremendously colorful personality who traveled all over the wild west, and had numberless adventures. His endurance of hunger, thirst, exhaustion, and danger was legendary. Whether he was encountering bears, Indians, fellow trappers, missionaries, California gold miners, and even the president of the United States, he tells the story with humor and aplomb. Meek was always lively, often drunk, sometimes heroic, and certainly no saint. - Summary by Carol Pelster (13 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Introduction 7:04 Read by Carol Pelster
Prefatory Chapter, Part 1 21:32 Read by Carol Pelster
Prefatory Chapter, Part 2 23:08 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 1 31:00 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 2 13:10 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 3 36:43 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 4 17:21 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 5 26:28 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 6 32:52 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 7 44:33 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 8 25:36 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 9 12:21 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 10 10:56 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 11 17:27 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 12 12:44 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 13 15:42 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 14 25:03 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 15 24:50 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 16 21:20 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 17 22:31 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 18 16:41 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 19 9:08 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 20 26:07 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 21 13:47 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 22 18:27 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 23 9:33 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 24 11:52 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 25 5:59 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 26 23:44 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 27 27:00 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 28 8:52 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 29 19:26 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 30 19:36 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 31 18:28 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 32 19:27 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 33 13:35 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 34 24:17 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 35 25:23 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 36 30:53 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 37 16:24 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 38 18:20 Read by Carol Pelster