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Essay – Rebirth in Alaska

Introduction The experiences and premise of this essay are from a 2007 expedition to Alaska through the guiding company Exposure Alaska. “We speak of nature, of the natural world, as if that were something distinct from ourselves and the social world we appear to have made, seldom noticing that we are in nature and never […]
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Christopher McCandless – Updated theory on his death

Jon Krakauer, author of “Into the Wild”, has published an updated theory on what killed Christopher McCandless. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Krakauer-Has-New-Theory-on-McCandless-Death.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

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”. http://www.carinemccandless.com http://www.intothewild.com http://www.rhspeakers.com http://www.stampedetrail.info http://www.christophermccandless.info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Krakauer

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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