Doug was a mentor in our backpacking Explorer Post in the early 1970s. He also taught at Jefferson High School, and it was a grand pleasure to meet him again after so many years. He, I, and Josiah were very close friends. He lives close to the land, and leaves no impact with his lifestyle; but his presence, message, and spirit to those that listen is unforgettable. Gretchin is the love of his life, and best friend.