Richard Charles Everest went home to be with his lord and savior on June 29, 2020. He was born in Weaverville on November 9, 1940, in the little house that is now Dr. Krouse’s office.
He loved the Trinity Alps and fished nearly every lake in the wilderness. He would often plan a quick day trip; one such trip is when Richard and his brother Jack hiked into Papoose Lake by flashlight. Jack while resting took his shoes off as Richard fished around the lake. After fishing, Richard woke Jack and said, “it’s time to go.” That’s when they realized that Jack had sunburnt his feet, making it one miserable 16-mile trip back.
When it came to work, Richard spent much of his life building and repairing hiking trails all over the country. He worked on the Pacific Crest Trail as well as Mt. Saint Helens after the eruption. Richard’s expertise is memorialized well in Wayne Moss’ book, “The Trinity Alps Companion” when he asked Richard the best way to Little South Fork Lake and the response was, “there ain’t no good way to Little South Fork Lake.”
Richard loved sharing his knowledge with family and friends, and planned trips with both his children and grandchildren. He loved his children, grandchildren, brother, sister, nieces, nephews, family and friends. If you ever spent time with Richard, you knew that there was something special about him. Something you can’t quite put into words. He loved Jesus and would share his faith with anybody who would ask. Weaverville is a gold rush town, but we lost a real treasure.
Richard’s legacy lives on with his brother Jimmy Everest (Diane); by his four children, William Everest (Kimberly), Marilyn Geaney (Karl), Sara McGuire (Timothy), Crystal Roberts (James) and grandchildren Bradley, Natalie, Rachael, Teagan, Trapper, Brian, Bethene, Scarlett, Kyle, Tyler and Emma.