Randy Udall died last week while on a backpacking trip in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. His body has just been found after an extensive search.
Randy was a co-founder of ASPO-USA. I certainly didn't know him well enough to attempt a proper obituary, but I will say that he was a regular reader of this blog, and frequently emailed me with thoughts or questions or interesting links. I always felt it an honor that someone like him found my blog worth his time. I had met him a number of times at ASPO meetings and he had impressed me as one of the finer human beings I have known. He was very smart and knowledgeable about the world, but retained an almost childlike quality of enthusiasm for it. He was funny, charming, and had a knack for finding unique ways to communicate his concern for this planet we share.
I am deeply saddened at the news of his passing, too soon, at the age of 61.