Artist, writer, traveller, explorer. Everett Ruess was all of these. He was also an inspiration to other writers who tried to make sense of his life and someone around whom something like a cult sprang up.
Everett was one of those people like Chris McCandless and Edward Abbey, those legendary figures that pop up from time to time to show us the better side of America.
Everett disappeared. To this day, people have followed in his footstpeps, or where they imagine them to be, in search of his fate.