Sunday, April 26, 2009

Everett Ruess: Mystery (Almost) Solved

Everett Ruess, that young vagabond who sparked the gleam of adventurous mystery in many an eye, has been found for sure. He was originally lost in Utah 75 years ago. His disappearance assured his place in the annals of wild desert mystery, earning his name mentions by everyone from Edward Abbey (liked his fellow desert rat) to Jon Krakauer (used him as a comparison to Into the Wild protag Chris McCandless) to Wallace Stegner (his kindest words about the whippersnapper were that he wrote "barbaric adolescent yawp"), to, um, bloggers everywhere.

Hats off to you, kiddo, for remaining silent for so long, and for urging dreamers to keep on dreamin'.
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