Port Townsend: Author takes close-up view of close calls

PORT TOWNSEND — From his desk in an office in his uptown home, Brett Nunn can look across at the peaks of the Olympic Mountains, silent reminders of a hiking trip he made 20 years ago that almost ended in disaster.

“In the Northwest, the Olympics are the place people are most likely to get lost,” Nunn said.

Nunn, a geologist turned freelance writer, is the author of “Panic Rising –True-Life Survivor Tales of the Great Outdoors.”

Scheduled to be released by Sasquatch Books in October, the book is a collection of stories about people participating in ordinary activities — fishing, hiking, skiing — when they are thrown into a life-or-death situation.

“I call it pulp non-fiction,” Nunn said.

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The rest of the story appears in the Sunday Peninsula Daily News.

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