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.
As a retired Ranger, I real enjoyed the story and the search and rescue operation. A real page turner.
The Last Season
A thought-provoking, compelling story that makes you ache for the resolution, but ultimately leaves you the choice to draw your own conclusions.
More than most stories of the joys and risks of wilderness adventure, it provides a compelling vision of a life of a modern mountain man who lives in the backcountry, rather than a visitor or a conqueror. He is a naturalist, a hermit, a romantic, and a passionate advocate of wild places.
It also gives a view of the psychology of a person who can and would devote decades to living alone in the wilderness. He is man tortured by his very love affair with the mountains. This passion reveals itself in dark side of passion - obsession, selfishness, and is ultimately passion that kills him.
For the outdoor adventurer, it will make you think. It has made me think about how I hike and climb, why I take the risks I take, and the possible effects on those I leave behind.
Without a doubt one of my favorite books! The story draws you right into it and the book is hard to put down. Read this book!