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A New Adirondack Classic!

Noah John Rondeau's Adirondack Wilderness DaysNoah John Rondeau's
Adirondack Wilderness Days:
A Year with the Hermit of Cold River Flow

By William J. O'Hern

336 pages - 6 x 9 - Over 135 Vintage Photographs and Illustrations
Includes Maps, Index and Bibliography

Signed Paperback $24.95


Signed Hard Cover $32.95 
(only about 10 left before this goes out of print)


About the book: While living far from civilization at "Cold River City Population one," Noah John Rondeau, the original Adirondack Hermit, wrote daily diary entries to document his experience. To conceal incriminating information from "snooping game protectors" he developed an enigmatic code that was said to resemble the "footprints of an inebriated hen." In 1946, Rondeau wrote his entire journal in code, making it the most mysterious of all. Attempts to break the code all ended in failure until David Greene discovered a key and shared his findings with author William J. O'Hern.

A Sample of Noah's Code

Noah John Rondeau's Adirondack Wilderness Days---A Year with the Hermit of Cold River Flow, tells the story of how the code was broken and then reveals the real story of a fun-loving hermit thriving in the wilderness. In addition to Rondeau's decoded journal entries, letters, photographs and reminiscences from friends who visited him complete the story of the misunderstood recluse.

Why did Noah create the code? What secrets does it contain? Learn the answers in

Featuring over 135 vintage photographs and illustrations!

(Photograph Courtesy Adolph Dittmar)

We Use Recycled PaperPrinted on Forest Stewardship Council certified 30% post-consumer recycled paper as part of the Green Press Initiative.

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 Photos and Text Copyright 2012 The Forager Press, LLC and William J. O'Hern