3:30 p.m., 1-September: One three-person party entered the Rio Grande National Forest in Hinsdale County, Colorado. They consisted of Trevor Nyson (37 years old) and Matilda Nyson (33 years old), a married couple, and Benny Nyson (8 years old), their only son. 5:31 p.m., 1-September: Trevor...

It was my fifth day in Gloaming, Nevada โ€“ an unincorporated township skirted on all sides by scorched barrenness. I had never been this far west before, and so the craggy, acacia-dotted desert was dazzling to my senses. I remember wishing that I could extend...

Do you know what itโ€™s like to live without a soul? Because I do. Itโ€™s like watching a romantic movie thatโ€™s so perfect you find yourself falling in love with the character. Then the lights come on, and you suddenly remember that person doesnโ€™t exist. And...