The Last Season by Eric Blehm

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Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful.

Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.


About Eric Blehm

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ERIC BLEHM is the best-selling author of The Only Thing Worth DyingFor, which recounts the harrowing story of the first Special Forces A-team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. It was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Last Season, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named by Outside magazine as one of the ten "greatest adventure biographies ever written." Blehm lives in California with his wife and children.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Blehm, an outdoor-sports editor and writer, goes to great lengths to establish the wilderness experience, skills and dedication of outdoorsman Randy Morgenson in a sometimes redundant apotheosis.

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So was Randy's affair with a fellow park ranger named Lo Lyness, who seems to have avoided Mr. Blehm's reportorial net when the author began "rattling the skeletons in Randy's proverbial closet" (another unfortunate image).

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Blehm (Agents of Change ) offers a thorough if cumbersome account of the life of Randy Morgenson, a National Park Service ranger in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains whose zeal gave way to disillusionment before he disappeared on duty in 1996, after 28 summers on the job (although his body was...

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Eric Blehm’s The Last Season examines the life and death of Randy Morgenson, a backcountry ranger in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon mountain range who mysteriously disappeared in 1996.

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Earlier this summer, I traveled to Yosemite with three friends for a ten-day hike on this approximately 60 mile loop that begins and ends at Tuolumne Meadows and leads hikers through some of the most spectacular wilderness to be found in the U.S. Sweeping views, abundant wildflowers, cascading ri...

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