Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The body of missing Park ranger Jeff Christensen was discovered by hikers on Mt. Ypsilon's Donner Ridge this past Saturday. He died from a fall mid-afternoon on Friday the 29th, the day he went missing. A memorial service for family, friends, Park Service, and rescuers was held at the Y's Hyde Chapel this morning, which looks out onto Ypsilon.

On a lighter note, only a couple more days until most everyone leaves the Y for the summer. It's going to be sad to see some of them go; we've had a good time. But those fears of a second summer at the Y not being as fun or fulfilling as the first summer were unfounded. In fact, I dare say I've enjoyed this summer more. And though I'm looking forward to the winter, I'm really excited to see what next summer holds.