Eric Blehm to be at bookstore |

Eric Blehm to be at bookstore

Eric Blehm, author of “The Last Season,” will be at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore on Wednesday for a book signing.

Blehm is currently on a book tour promoting his new non-fiction novel which was released in April.

The book was highly praised by Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure and The Miami Herald.

Blehm’s book tells the story of Park Ranger Randy Morgenson who disappeared in the summer of 1996 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Morgenson was an experienced Park Ranger of 28 seasons and a sort of modern-day mountain man.

Morgenson grew up in the Yosemite Valley and was said to have known the Sierra Nevada Mountains better than most maps, which is why his disappearance was so perplexing.

Blehm was a member of the search and rescue party that looked for Morgenson after his mysterious disappearance.

Blehm has since spent more than eight years retracing the paths Morgenson took in order to gain insight into what might have happened to him. “The Last Season” gives Blehm’s account of the incident.

A graduate from San Diego State University’s School of Communication, Blehm achieved a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in outdoor recreation.

As the former editor of the magazine Trans-

world Snowboarding, he has an impressive history as a writer. Blehm has succeeded in freelance work, as well as with prestigious magazines and newspapers such as Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, GQ and The Los Angeles Times.

He is also experienced in nature.

Blehm has a love for snowboarding and has even obtained a Level 1 Avalanche Safety Certification from the Canadian Avalanche Association. He was the first civilian journalist ever to keep up with a Special Forces platoon on one of their rigorous training missions.

The Yampatika Nature Store is hosting the book signing. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

It is intended to be a social event where books can be purchased and signed. Eric Blehm will also speak and answer questions about his book and his experiences.

Food and wine will be sold and information about programs through Yampatika will be available. Five percent of the proceeds from book sales between July 12 and July 19 will be donated to Yampatika.

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