Echoes of Blossom Peak By Earl A. McKee Jr.
Cattle, horses, mules and music are the life of Earl A. McKee, Jr., a rugged, sensitive cowman who lives in the house he was born in over 80 years ago. Earl grew up cattle ranching with his father in the beautiful foothills of the Western Sierra Nevada and worked summers with his dad's packing business in the High Sierra, guiding the elite of business and learning on extended pack trips into the rugged backcountry from Giant Forest to Mt. Whitney, Yosemite to Mineral King. Earl is vocalist and sousaphone player in the famous Dixieland-style High Sierra Jazz Band of Three Rivers, California that for 40 years has played jazz festivals across the United States and entertained around the globe. Earl is a sought-after source of colorful tales of Old Timers and history, and he chronicles much of his amazing life in this book. "Echoes" is a colorful narrative that draws you in to his corner of the West, a book that's easy to read, hard to put down.