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#50723 - 05/10/06 07:04 PM "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet?
cbert Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 121
I just finished it and I think particularly anyone fond of the Sierra would really enjoy, but it's a pretty good read regardless I would think.

Sure wish I could have met Randy - sounds like he was a really great guy.

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#50724 - 05/10/06 08:11 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: cbert]
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Registered: 01/11/02
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA/Sierra Nevada
Haven't read it, but it is on order and I am looking forward to reading it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> I've been hearing great things
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#50725 - 05/18/06 10:49 AM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: cbert]
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It is absolutely a must read for anyone who is a creature of the outdoors, especially the Sierras. The vivid imagery from the descriptions of the Sierras, especially in his childhood while rubbing elbows with Ansel Adams, makes anyone who loves the mountains immediately bolt out the door to go hiking. The book is also great at creating mystery behind Randy's disappearance (did he have an accident? did he take his own life? did he ditch the high country to start a new life?). It is especially great for people who frequent the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. I can picture exactly where his ranger station was (Bench Lake) and other sights he patroled. I read it in 3 days, due to its addictive nature!

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#50726 - 05/20/06 01:19 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: cbert]
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Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 140
A great book. Hard to put down.

Having met a couple of backcountry rangers, I have to say they are some of the happiest people I've ever met. They possess a perpetual excitement and caring about the lands we have entrusted them to protect.

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#50727 - 10/28/06 06:23 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: cbert]
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Hi -

I realize this post started a while ago, but I'm new to the forum so wanted to toss in a comment about "The Last Season." Absolutely a great book that can be enjoyed on several levels. It provides some excellent insights in the lives of backcountry rangers in the High Sierra, is a well-written mystery/adventure story and is just downright great writing. Eric Blehm spend years in detailed research on this true story and his love of the outdoors comes through in the book.

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#50728 - 02/26/08 01:01 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: cbert]
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Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 24
Loc: San Francisco, CA
I'm just about to finish this book and I'm very much enjoying it. It's been many late nights as I read "Just one more page...". It's great insight into not only the individual and his family, but the NPS Backcountry Rangers, SAR Operations and Area History. It take place in an area I'll be walking through this summer, the John Muir Trail.

I thought this thread could use a bump.

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#50729 - 05/08/08 12:10 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: Matt]
12Step Offline
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Registered: 03/04/08
Posts: 89
Loc: Southwest Ohio
I read the book a few weeks ago. It was well written. It had alot of information on what a backcountry ranger does. A sad story, but a good one.


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#50730 - 05/15/08 06:15 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: 12Step]
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 1070
Loc: California
Just got it from the library and had to read it all today. A well-written book that combines a sympathetic portrait of Morgenson and his life with the suspense in finding out what exactly happened to him. A sad read but a good one.
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#50731 - 05/16/08 11:28 AM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: dkramalc]
Erik Offline
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Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 348
Loc: Maryland
Ive read this book twice and I agree it was a very good read. It realy gave a good account of what its like to be a Backcountry Ranger,things I wouldnt have thought of .

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#50732 - 05/16/08 02:50 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: Erik]
Earthling Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
I'd like to read this book if anyone has a used copy they want to trade for another title. PM me thanks, Gene
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#50733 - 06/20/08 09:53 AM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: cbert]
SleepingBagDotnet Offline
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Registered: 06/19/08
Posts: 4
Loc: Northern California
This was a great read. I live in Northern California and have not had the time to make it to this area yet. It makes you think how lucky he was in his childhood to be growing up in such a beautiful place like Yosemite.
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#50734 - 07/03/08 02:24 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: Erik]
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Nice fish in your avatar Erik!
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#50735 - 11/02/08 12:42 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: trailblazer]
earlylite Offline
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Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 31
Loc: New England
Great book.Very moving.

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#50736 - 11/04/08 05:25 PM Re: "The Last Season" - anyone read this yet? [Re: earlylite]
Earthling Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
I started in on it but have'nt gotten to read more than the first chapter. Seems to be a good read though and I will get it read this coming month!
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