From the Alex Breitler Environment Blog:
“[Bob] Madgic isn’t a new writer. I own ‘Pursuing Wild Trout,’ in which he tells some great tales about his family’s own adventures in the rugged and remote North Fork Mokelumne River drainage, and elsewhere.
“Then there’s ‘Shattered Air,’ a much different kind of book, which recreates in stunning and disturbing detail the 1985 tragedy on top of Half Dome in which two hikers were killed by lightning and three more injured. …
”The Sacramento: A Transcendent River’ is a third kind of book entirely, a big and beautiful coffee-table style volume that takes us on a journey from the Mt. Shasta-area headwaters of the stream, all the way to the Delta.”