The end of the Second World War sparked Hollywood’s golden age – red carpets, palm trees, Bogie and Bacall. But not far from all the glamour and glitz, a boy haunted the banks of the Los Angeles River, fishing for crawdads and hunting rabbits with a bow and arrow.
Although Yvon Chouinard lived in Burbank, his family roots were Québécois; as a boy, he had wanted to be a fur trapper. And although he would later make his mark as a hugely successful businessman, he grew up with a love of the wild and a passion for waterways that burns as intensely as ever nearly seven decades later. Read more