Re wilderness survival (or not), Alb Journal reports a 59-year-old backpacker missing since Nov. 14 up near Chama. If he’s still alive and still in the woods, he’s one tough hombre. Also news that Douglas Tompkins, 72, lost his life in a kayaking accident in Chile. Tompkins started as a partner in a small outdoors gear shop in North Beach; 25 years ago he sold his share of North Face for $150M and moved to South America to save the planet, or at least what part of it he could buy up. Kind of like Ted Turner, only a much nicer guy. Kayaking on a remote mountain lake is probably the way he would have preferred to go.