In 'Crazy Man's Creek', author Jack Boudreau tells of the characters who have "caught the fever" in the rugged McGregor Mountain Range east of Prince George. Long recognized as some of the toughest bush in British Columbia, it was home to many who chose to lose themselves.
Once there, life included confrontations with grizzly bears and raids by wolves. But if men were to snap, it was the long cold winters and the deafening silence that did them in.
Jack Boudreau was born in the small community of Penny, BC. He has devoted his professional life to British Columbia's forest industry working as a licensed scaler, industrial first-aid attendant and forest fire fighter mostly with the Ministry of Forests. From early childhood he has been an avid lover of the outdoors. He is a mountain climber, fisher and skier. Boudreau is the author of five bestsellers - 'Sternwheelers and Canyon Cats, Crazy Man's Creek, Grizzly Bear Mountain, Wilderness Dreams' and 'Mountains, Campfires and Memories'. He now lives in Prince George, BC, where he spends his time writing about the early settlers and homesteaders of BC.close this panel