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    Sad news. Smokey (Steve McElreath) passed to the beyond Thursday night. He was a good friend to hikers and a great humanitarian to all. His passing was unexpected. While he has not posted on whiteblaze for years, he was a frequent poster from 2002-2011. His posting habit has continued on facebook. He was a native of Atlanta but moved to Alaska to be close to his son and to be free in the great outdoors. He loved hiking and homesteading. He was a true environmentalist who lived his beliefs. He built a small cabin near Fairbanks, later added a greenhouse. I met him on the AT and we hiked together for awhile. He slept cowboy style on the trail, and carried a French Press and frying pan to make coffee and pancakes. He was a disciple of Edward Abbey. He lived a full life and has many friends. I will really miss him.

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    I remember his posts from the earlier years.

    I’m sorry for your loss.

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    Hate to hear this. I remember him from the good olds here. :-(
    I love the smell of esbit in the morning!

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    Happy trails, Steve.
    Me no care, me here free beer. Tap keg, please?

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    I lost touch with Steve after he moved to Alaska and stopped posting on WB, but thought of him from time to time. Sorry to hear of his passing. I bet he made the most of Alaska.

    Thanks for sharing this news.
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    Sorry to hear this, I have missed his posting.
    "Sleepy alligator in the noonday sun
    Sleepin by the river just like he usually done
    Call for his whisky
    He can call for his tea
    Call all he wanta but he can't call me..."
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    Rain Man - you can search for Steve Mcelreath posts and photos on facebook to see what he accomplished in Alaska. His page is still up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitrailer View Post
    Rain Man - you can search for Steve Mcelreath posts and photos on facebook to see what he accomplished in Alaska. His page is still up.
    Thanks! Will do.
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    Steve Mcelreath’s obituary is posted on his Facebook page. Happy Trails Steve.

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