I first met Bill "Asabat" Jeffrey about 9 years ago when hiking a section of the PCT just above Soledad Canyon with my father Glen. He had left some cold sodas in the shade of a bush for us pointed out by an arrow in the sand; and eventually met up with us further down the trail to buy us ice cream. This is one of many instances showing what a kind and caring man Bill Jeffrey was and he will be dearly missed by many.

On Friday, Aug.10, Bill "AsABat" Jeffrey was found peaceful, in his sleeping bag, in his tent, at Charlton Lake in Oregon. At 54, he was too young for many of us to consider passing…

A thoughtful requiem has been posted to the PCTA website.

October 03, 2012 — Brian Fryer