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    What are some good Mountain Man/Forest Ranger/Wilderness Movies?

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    alone in the wilderness

    jeremiah johnson

    last of the mohicans

    deliverance
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    River Wild, Deliverance, and well, I'll think of some more.

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    except for the first post most of them have nothing to do with Mountain Men or Forest service,,

    I would say:

    The Mountain Men, cant remember the producer but great movie..
    Sour Dough
    Mountan Man, dont confuse with the above movie..Mountain Man recreates how Yosemite National Park had it's start..

    Those are just a few..

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    alone in the wilderness was a good one

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    I enjoyed Snow Walker immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ View Post
    I enjoyed Snow Walker immensely.

    I enjoyed this movie as well. You can see the whole thing on hulu.com. http://www.hulu.com/watch/71314/the-snow-walker

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    Without a Paddle
    Into the Wild (maybe not great, but def good)
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    not sure how closely these all fit the criteria, but some of my favorites are:
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Into the Wild
    Bushwhacked
    Grizzly Park
    Harry and the Hendersons (does Bigfoot count as a mountain man?)
    The Lord of the Rings (awesome mountain scenery)
    The Great Outdoors
    The Last of The Mohicans
    Deliverance (sorry to keep repeating everyone above, but they're right)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Vertical Limit
    Ravenous
    Almost Heroes

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    Not a movie, but I watched "The Forest Rangers" as a kid.
    Never should have gone off the air.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpV4-JlwWt0&NR=1

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    Default Jeremiah Johnson

    A classic. Don't forget, an elk don't know how many legs a horse has, ya fool pilgrim!

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    Default Book... Not a movie.

    But you might enjoy reading, "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America," by Timothy Egan.

    Fascinating, true account about the founding of the US Forest Service, and one of our nation's worst forest fires.

    Egan also wrote: "The Worst Hard Time." An amazing true account of those who endured the Dust Bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobTheBuilder View Post
    A classic. Don't forget, an elk don't know how many legs a horse has, ya fool pilgrim!
    "Saw it right off."

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwn354 View Post
    not sure how closely these all fit the criteria, but some of my favorites are:
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Into the Wild
    Bushwhacked
    Grizzly Park
    Harry and the Hendersons (does Bigfoot count as a mountain man?)
    The Lord of the Rings (awesome mountain scenery)
    The Great Outdoors
    The Last of The Mohicans
    Deliverance (sorry to keep repeating everyone above, but they're right)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Vertical Limit
    Ravenous
    Almost Heroes
    Harry and the Hendersons, That movie is hilarious..had me laughing the entire show..I dont think I could even eat any pop corn with out spitting it out..

    One of my favorite parts was, well, you just have to see it for your self..Dont want to spoil it..

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    Jeremiah Johnson for sure, and "watch yer topknot, Pilgrim!"
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    The ones mentioned above (My first thought was Jeremiah Johnson)

    Not really in your criteria, but some AT "Movies":
    Lynn Weldon's "How to hike the AT" is old but a good look at how some, even Wingfoot & Warren Doyle felt a Thru should be done.

    & a few years ago Backpacker put out a video where they gave a few hikers small (for the time) video cameras to use on their thru hikes. I do not remember the title, But I would bet you can Google it. PBS shows it from time to time.
    There is an interview with David Brill (wrote the book "As far as the eye can see" about his 70's thru hike) & some decent At scenery & stuff.
    Curse you Perry the Platypus!

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    Grizzly man. By the end of the movie you are rooting for the bears.
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    [note on Hatchet Jack] I, Hatchet Jack, being of sound mind and broke legs, do hereby leaveth my bear rifle to whatever finds it, Lord hope it be a white man. It is a good rifle, and killt the bear that killt me. Anyway, I am dead. Yours truly, Hatchet Jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Grizzly man. By the end of the movie you are rooting for the bears.
    Agreed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Grouse View Post
    Jeremiah Johnson for sure, and "watch yer topknot, Pilgrim!"
    Know how to skin a Griz? Jeremiah Johnson is my favorite.

    Alone in the Wilderness, I think, is the documentary about the guy that went to alaska and built his log cabin by hand. Everything, including tool handles. He then lived alone in his spot for 20-30 years, till he was too old to care for himself. The state made it a historical place and yet allowed him to stay in it whenever he wished.

    Very cool film.
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