Bone chilling

In Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer, David Roberts searches for the missing outdoorsman Everett Ruess and stumbles upon something quite startling: bones stuffed hastily into a crevice grave near Utah’s Comb Ridge. Ruess went missing in 1934 after he left his family in California and began exploring remote areas of the Southwest. Traveling alone by horse and burro, he chronicled his experiences in journals and letters. A young artist, Ruess traded watercolors for goods, befriended photographers Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange, and swapped prints with Ansel Adams before he disappeared without a trace. No one knows why—or how. Roberts hoped his find of bones would end 75 years of speculation about Ruess’ fate, but scientists determined they belonged to a Native American man. Mystery unsolved. Jon Krakauer writes this book’s introduction, and those who like his adventurous writing style and well-researched biographies will love this book.