The colorful Idaho hermit Richard Zimmerman, called “Dugout Dick,” left many caves for itinerant visitors beofre his death in 2010. A brief article in the Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the Bureau of Land Management has filled in most of the caves because they were hazardous. A cabin inhabited by Dick will, however, be maintained, with relevant signage.
The Independent interviews Jake Williams, “star” of the recent Two Years at Sea, a Scottish documentary film about his life as a hermit. “Life as a hermit: ‘My life is a great adventure'” is the article title, subtitle: “Jake Williams has lived as a hermit for 30 years and explains why he could not go back to ‘normal life.'” Includes several photos.