It was three years ago, almost to the hour, that Chris Spurgeon was killed in an avalanche in the Bitterroot mountains. While I now go weeks at a time without thinking about him, I will occasionally find myself on top of a mountain, in tears, deeply wishing that Chris was still alive. He was a beautiful, strong, complicated, quiet, intelligent, motivated person with a deep love for a simple life and the wild outdoors. I hope everyone who knew Chris will take a few minutes to remember him in their own way.
|Chris' cairn. May 19, 2013.|