This is the story of how a real Park Ranger became the model for the character The
Lone Ranger in The Monkey Wrench Gang
and a life-long friend of Ed Abbey. A hilarious tale of Abbey's own botched foray into
Monkey Business that became the inspiration for the Great Highway Construction raid in
MWG, and how a maverick ranger saved the eco-hero's bacon from the clutches of Law
With Abbey's death and the expiration (maybe!) of the statute of limitations, Douglas
Carithers has decided to go public with the Monkey Tale only he can tell.
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