Charlotte always told Randall that he belongs with his family, and should stop running off into the wild. Despite knowing this he only said it out loud when walking in the wilderness. She died when the nuclear weapons struck Salt Lake City. As a way to cope with his survivor guilt Randall started to write a journal. Its format, as if to her, helped him cope. On April 10th, 2084 he left Zion and went back to Salt Lake City to find her remains, arriving on April 25th to a crater filled scorched earth. They lived on the northeast of the city.