This week on Utah NOW a new twist in the mystery of Everett Ruess. Ruess disappeared in the Red Rock Desert in 1934. Now, 75 years later, it seems his remains have been found. The writer David Roberts will be with us to go through the evidence and the details of the story and tell us what it means for the legend of Everett Ruess.
David Roberts is the author of seventeen books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest. His essays and articles have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Not much substance to show. Needed pix of area and of remains.
At least pix to show how rugged the area is.
Posted by Bruce Thompson, Friday May 8th, 2009 @ 8:21 pm
A lifetime I've searched for those bleached bones. Yet his words are as fresh today as when uttered in decades past. Yet I now mourn for his moment of terror. For his life lived....I do not mourn at all. He lived that dream that so many of us contemplated but just never...you know...We live through him. Some of the charmed mystery is now gone but now we have a shrine to visit. Yes, we make him more than he was. Yet he inspired generations to come to love that which he loved. Wonderment is rare and precious. Desert and Red Rock and a whisper in the wind...what else is there?
Posted by Jeff Roberts, Friday May 8th, 2009 @ 8:34 pm
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