History: Rancher-Writer of the Cariboo

Reprinted from the December 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rich Hobson on ridge overlooking Rimrock Ranch and Green Creek.

Rancher-Writer of the Cariboo
By Lyn Harrington

‘Richmond P. Hobson, Jr., author of GRASS BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS, says, “Roads keep gumming me up.” Soon as he finds a spot far from town somebody builds a road, and there’s his isolation gone. That actual truth is that Rich Hobson would beat out a trail no matter where he lived. He craves isolation at times, but he’s a friendly gregarious fellow just the same. When he and Panhandle (Floyd) Phillips pioneered the trail over the mountains into the Blackwater, you’d have thought that was far enough from the madding crowd.’

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