I learned with great sadness today that Steven Olshansky, our beloved Otter, was found deceased at a campground in Northern New Mexico this weekend by north bounding CDT hikers.
His family have posted a short note on his search page, which links to the article published yesterday in the Albuquerque Journal.
My heart goes out to his family and friends who have been investigating his disappearance since November last year, and have been keeping us up to date with their investigations while living this nightmare for so many months.
I want to thank everyone who shared details of his disappearance so far and wide through Facebook and other channels. If you’d like to send a message to his family and friends, please leave a comment on this posting and I will share it with his sister Miranda, who kindly kept in touch with me throughout this agonising ordeal.
Rest in peace dear Otter, as you always said, “Life is a hike.”
May your legend and spirit live on through the trails of life.
Your PCT friend,