One more note about my pal, Doug Hellie. He got this photo last June in Arizona as he hustled to avoid getting caught in one of the many Southwestern U.S. wild fires. Whether it was climate change or just bad luck that caused all this destruction, it really doesn’t matter if you lose a house, property or — as in Doug’s case — possibly life or limb. I’m glad Doug survived, and I look forward to hiking with him again. I hope he’ll wear his top hat.