“My family and I are moved by the overwhelming support and condolences for my cousin Randy Udall. He was an extraordinary person who touched so many lives with his spirit, his intelligence and his example. His death is a tremendous loss, and we will miss him more than I can express. There was no one like him.
“Randy and I were especially close. We shared a love of the mountains and a passion for the wonders of the West, particularly the Wind River Mountains where we hiked and fished together nearly every summer for three decades. He died doing what he loved, and that is a blessing.”
Editor’s note: James “Randy” Udall, 61, was the brother of Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado. He was an avid hiker who went missing in Wyoming and was found dead by a search and rescue team Wednesday.