Don Bendell is a successful author and has owned and operated martial arts schools in southern Colorado, but many of his activities in his life equipped him to be a tracker. That talent has been used on many occasions to locate lost hikers, missing animals, and fugitives. Very active in Boy Scouting and bow hunting in his early life, Don was a US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer, a licensed Colorado big game guide and outfitter, and did countless hours of research for his ten westerns about a famous cowboy tracker, Chris Colt. Several of the searches Don has been on have been very high profile national news stories, so many people asked him to write a book about those searches from his point of view. This book clearly illustrates some of the high drama and adventures a modern day tracker goes through and answers many questions about some of the searches he took part in. This memoir is a true tale of the modern day west written by a modern day cowboy.
Used availability for Don Bendell's Tracks of Hope
August 2011 : USA Hardback
March 2015 : USA Paperback