Sad indeed. I bought my first copy of Afoot and Afield not long after it came out in 1986. Still have the page worn, dog eared, cover faded copy all these years later, and I still turn to it for inspiration from time to time.
Jerry's book was the impetus for me to do a cross country trip from Toro Peak along the spine of the Santa Rosa mountains across Peak 6582 (now know a Lorenzen's Peak) to Rabbit Peak to Villager Peak and down to the desert floor. Three nights of virtually trailess cross country scrambling and bush wacking that ended in the largest storm of the season, trapping my truck up on Toro Peak for another six weeks until the snow drifts melted enough that the MCI snow cat could give me a ride up there and then plow out a road and drag me back down.
I'm sure Jerry's book inspired many such trips, grandiose and lesser so, for so many people. Thanks for sharing your journey's and your succinct writing style with us Jerry. You will be missed indeed.