Category: Bus 142

  • Bus 142 Hauled Out of The Wild

    Bus 142 Hauled Out of The Wild

    The famous Bus 142 was hauled out of the Alaskan Wilderness on 2023-06-18 and placed into storage near the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. More information here at Outside Online: The ‘Into the Wild’ Bus is Now in a Museum (

  • History of Bus 142

    History of Bus 142

    From the University of Alaska – Museum of the North – a podcast featuring information about Bus 142. After military usage and time in the Fairbanks transit system, Bus 142 was a well-used hunting camp near Healy, Alaska. Jerry Freel’s family relied on Bus 142 in this way. Bus 142 – Hunting Cabin

  • Christopher McCandless – Updated theory on his death

    Jon Krakauer, author of “Into the Wild”, has published an updated theory on what killed Christopher McCandless.

  • Return to the Wild

    On November 25th 2014, PBS aired a documentary about Christopher McCandless titled “Return to the Wild”. It touches on more of the background and childhood of Chris and provides a great introduction to the book by his sister Carine McCandless “The Wild Truth”. Documentary “Return to the Wild“ Memoir “The Wild Truth“

  • Into the Wild related websites

    The following are websites of people and entities related to Christopher McCandless and “Into the Wild”.

  • The Wild Truth, by Carine McCandless

    The following text is from the introduction to a book by the sister of Christopher McCandless, Carine McCandless. I have not read this yet, but will be soon and will definitely have a review here. The story of Christopher, Alaska, and his life changed mine as he is the reason I first visited Alaska in…

  • Poem – Journey to the Bus

    The following poem is inspired and in the memory of Christopher Johnson McCandless. When I first read “Into the Wild”, I had never visited Alaska, but the idea dug its way into me. Subsequent reads and trying to look further and understand potential reasons behind his actions, helped to cement a mindset and extreme desire…

  • Into the Wild

    One of the primary reasons I first went to Alaska in 2007 was to visit the land immortalized in the book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer.  It has been 21 years since Christopher McCandless died, but there is no shortage of controversy and opinion regarding how and why. Mr. Krakauer recently wrote an essay…