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Everett Ruess by Everett Ruess
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Jun 26, 07

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Recommended for: anyone who sees poerty in nature

This book was/is almost too good to be true...I found a reference to it while reading Krakauer's Into the Wild. "In the mid-Depression year of 1934, Everett Ruess disappeared. His last known camp was in the Escalante River region of southern Utah, a place of bare rock, vertical cliffs, plunging canyons, and soaring mesas." Most of the book is made up of letters he wrote to his freinds and family, while pursuing his dream of oneness with nature. This guy wasn't even 18 when he decided to buy a burro and take off into the wilderness of Utah. A dreamer, an adventurer, an artist and a poet who paints a landscape with words so beautiful..so he disappers without a trace in Davis Gulch (now flooded by Lake Powell), and the only thing that search troops find are his burros and an inscription he made - NEMO 1934.
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