Several weeks ago, this story came out, “The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit.” It has been on my reading list since it made the rounds on Facebook. I lived up there for many years, know the wardens who were part of the case, and know plenty of reporters who were following the story.
Now, we can argue what parts of this story are true (written by Michael Finkel), but what it needed so desperately was multimedia. Sure, it has a fine, though hard to read, map of the hermit’s camp, but it needs audio, video, pictures, anything. It doesn’t have to be of Chris. It can be of trying to get to the camp, of the camp itself, of the stars at night as seen from the camp, the sounds of the birds chirping in the spring. You catch my drift.
It’s a shame – this was a giant missed opportunity.