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Peter Stekel is an award-winning writer specializing in feature articles and photography of the Sierra Nevada. Stekel grew up in Southern California and has been hiking and backpacking in the Sierra since he was twelve years old.
Peter Stekel's first trip to the Sierra Nevada was at summer camp with his Boy Scout troop, in Sequoia National Park. Under the weight of a heavy backpack and the arduous long distances, Stekel believed he might die actually from exhaustion. Upon reaching their destination--amidst the beauty of an alpine lake, granite cliffs, and wildflower fields--Stekel changed his opinion, and believed he had died--and gone to heaven. Since that time he has hiked all over the Southern Sierra, from the foothills to the High Sierra.
Peter Stekel is also the author of Best Hikes Near Seattle, and the novel The Flower Lover. Stekel has appeared as an authority on the Sierra Nevada in various national and international media outlets including National Geographic, BBC 4, and countless other print, radio, and television media. He holds a B.A. in Botany from the University of California at Davis, and a teaching credential from Humboldt State University. He makes his home in Seattle with his wife, their tropical fish, and a menagerie of stuffed animals.
interesting book but a lot of information repeated several times. seems that original wreck was not treated very good by government. author did a good job of research. Read morePublished 4 months ago by air force veteran.
Too much finite detail. I thought there might be more aviation detal which I found missingPublished 4 months ago by Gail M Rennick
A very interesting look back in time to what the pilots and navigators of WWII went through to train in their respective aircraft. Read morePublished 4 months ago by EMS Pilot
Great story, I think the author is spot on with his analysis of the details which led to this tragedy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert L.
This book was thoughtfully written. It is a relief that a chapter in the life of a serviceman was closed, and that there is so much effort dedicated to those who gave their lives... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ronald D. Scott
My husband loved this book, found it interesting and well written. .Published 13 months ago by KBinBoston
Great story, well researched. A captivating and intriguing true mystery story which will enthrall anyone interested in the causes of plane crashesPublished 17 months ago by Ms j Gordon-Jones
Good detective work, you get to understand what the crew went thru.I really enjoyed the book. Definitely worth reading. Enjoy!Published 20 months ago by Barry McCloskey