In Memory of John Wright
Hikers lost a real friend with the recent passing of WTA member John Wright of University Place. News reports indicate that he fell while on a solo hike of Green Mountain, in the North Bend area, last Friday. By all accounts, John, an experienced hiker, lived for the outdoors.
Many wta.org visitors may know John by his screen name Tomas. Over the years, he has submitted more than 100 trip reports of his adventures, and made WTA's list of top trip reporters for 2011. Many of us in the WTA office looked forward reading to his reports. I am sure we were not alone in this appreciation. They were filled with just the right amount of trail data, to be sure. More memorably, they captured his exuberant love of our mountains, and showed his kindness toward fellow hikers.
Our deepest condolences go out to all of John's family and friends.