“The dude, though, seemed to have followed, to near perfection, the hiker credo of ‘Leave no trace.’ None of the clues panned out. Nothing actually got people close to solving the mystery. An industrious writer named Jason Nark spent more than a year obsessively tracking down leads and then wrote an elegy to the hiker that began, ‘Sometimes I imagine him falling through space, drifting like dust from dead stars in the vast nowhere above us.'” Nick Thompson in Wired: A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack.