[quote:a047a3c642="Lightfoot"]I'm happy no one has tried to turn Everett Ruess into the next Chris McCandless. We don't need to see one of the Jonas brothers in his first acting role trying to be the MTV/emo version of Everett Ruess.
Hopefully Sean Penn is done damaging and making things up about other people's legacies in the name of making millions of dollars.
The concern, of course, it that digihitch will have a bunch of mentally unstable people immediately plotting to ride burros out of Davis Gulch.
It's been one of the oldest mysteries in vagabonding history. Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937. George Mallory's body was on Mt. Everest from 1924--1999, about the same time Ruess was missing.
I wonder if Everett Ruess's killers will ever be identified. Just as the story of his body being known to that Navajo family for many generations, it must be possible there is a family somewhere in SE Utah that knows a dark secret.
Some Everett Ruess poems can be found here:
haha yeah that would be terrible. I was always dreaming of vagabonding when i was young and just by chance i came of age/decided to do it right around the same time as into the wild came out i theaters! it always annoyed me so much when i was first packing around Ca headed out to AK and every damn person i meet would say " Like Chris Mccandless?" NO! Damn it!...ive still never seen the movie...