The Last Season

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Re: The Last Season

Post by OzSwaggie » Tue May 14, 2013 4:18 am

It's a couple of years since I read this book and you have all reminded me how I couldn't put it down! - I must read it again. I do recall thinking that it was a sympathetic, understanding writer who could portray the love of wild nature that Randy had. He was so at home there, though, that he maybe didn't think of it as wild. I recall at one point a comment along the lines of "no-one knew the Sierra like Randy, not even John Muir. But then John Muir did not spend as much time there as Randy" (this is not a quote, just remembered ... probably wrongly!)








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Re: The Last Season

Post by Mradford » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:40 pm

Just finished this book right now an have to agree wholly with tomcat. I sat with my maps totally being drawn back to mountains. His life story was written beautifully by Blehm and his message to always look around and give everything it's deserved attention makes me want to spend multiple days in a single alpine meadow. Such a tragic event but such an amazing story and person who touched the lives of so many people who love the outdoors. Definitely will read this again someday.

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Re: The Last Season

Post by Shawn » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:14 pm

I found this to be a nice compliment to the book; certainly worth the 2 bucks.

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Re: The Last Season

Post by BSquared » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:23 am

Thanks, Shawn. I'll check it out.
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Re: The Last Season

Post by zacjust32 » Tue May 30, 2017 11:09 pm

Just finished reading it. Great story that keeps you engaged to the end. Highly recommend to anyone here who hasn't read it yet.

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Re: The Last Season

Post by Cross Country » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:52 pm

"No, you (one) never gets over the addiction of going to the mountain." I don't agree. This statement doesn't apply to everyone (one). I went BP more than 500 days during 25 years and another 16 days in the next 11 years. I LOVED going backpacking in the Sierra but was nothing like addicted and as time passes have less inclination. For me it's just that I became less able and it was more diffucult than I chose to deal with.

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Re: The Last Season

Post by ERIC » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:11 pm

Yeah, well.. Just because you aren't able anymore, doesn't necessarily mean you aren't still addicted. You're here, aren't you? My read of you is that you long for/miss the times when you could. Otherwise, why are you here? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Personally speaking, I know I'm going to continue to live vicariously once my body says
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Re: The Last Season

Post by Cross Country » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:40 pm

Good point. I agree that I miss it a lot.

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Re: The Last Season

Post by rlown » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:44 pm

Eric,

I love that movie..

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Re: The Last Season

Post by ERIC » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:52 pm

rlown wrote:Eric,

I love that movie..
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