You Lead a Mean Trail

"You Lead a Mean Trail" is a book of life and adventure by Dr. Barbara Collins, Professor of Biology at California Lutheran University. It is about a life of taking a different trail, from growing up in the 1930s to teaching college students for 50 years. There are stories of student adventures, wildflower discoveries, and teaching in the early 1960s when there were no such things as maternity leave or household computers. Student stories abound with trips to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Hawaii, and the California deserts.

Purchase the book for $30.00 from:

Lutheran University Press
PO Box 390759
Minneapolis, MN 55439
http://www.lutheranupress.org

The book is 348 pages long and has nine black-and-white images. There are 207 electronic images that accompany her book including photos of early life in New Jersey, scenery and wildflowers in California and the Canadian Rockies, mentioned in this book, as well as photos taken on trips to Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Austria, and Italy.

For some of the wildflower and scenery images, additional long-shots or close-ups can be found in five other websites:

You Lead a Mean Trail
Book cover

Six sample images of the 207 electronic images in the book are shown below.

Mt. Assiniboine
Mt. Assiniboine
Inside glacier
Inside glacier
Chocolate lily
Chocolate lily
Indian paintbrush
Indian paintbrush
Dicentra angel
Dicentra angel
Funny-face wild cucumber fruit
Funny-face wild cucumber fruit