Wilderness Hero

anger , who disappeared in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in 1996, left such a lasting impression on his colleagues and friends that they named a mountain after him (“Epitaph in the Sky,” July/August 2019). But everyday hikers remembered his zeal for the wilderness, too. In an email, recounted a meeting with Morgenson during a hike of the John Muir Trail with his sons in July,

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