"The Last Season" Comes to Paperback
Just in time for summer's backpacking and camping season, The Last Season has arrived in paperback.
I reviewed this book a year ago shortly after it hit the market in a hardcover-edition and it's well-worth your time if you like a true-life mystery involving a legendary backcountry ranger in Kings Canyon National Park.
The paperback edition offers a little bit more than the hardcover. For instance, there's an interview with author Eric Blehm that provides some behind-the-scenes insights into the search-and-rescue operation that was conducted for Randy Morgenson.
Also, Mr. Blehm shares an essay Mr. Morgenson wrote in July 1978 while hiking into Nine Lakes Basin. And Mr. Blehm discusses a friendship the book spawned between himself and mountaineer Patty Rambert, who worked hard to spread word of The Last Season. Shortly after Ms. Rambert died in a mountaineering accident a year ago, Mr. Blehm decided to dedicate the paperback edition of his book to her memory and spirit.
If you haven't seen the hardcover edition of this book, I strongly urge you to invest in the paperback edition. You won't be disappointed.
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.