Here we’ll go to the grocery store, and get some some grub. Maybe rice or something.
Alex, you’re too early. There’s still two foot, three foot of snow on the ground. There’s nothing growing yet.
We'll see about that.
I want to go out to the university, and look up some plants that I can eat in the wilderness.
They arrived in Fairbanks on the afternoon of April 25th.
Alex, I’ve driven you a thousand miles. I’ve fed you and fed you for three straight days. The least you can do is send me a letter when you get back from Alaska.
Gaylord wants to leave Chris with some food before he embarks on his journey.
Here’s my credit card number, Please call your parents!
Chris, with rice at hand, wants to head to the university, but Stuckey explains that the plants he would be looking for aren't going to be there because of the season.
The Wild 30 miles away
They arrive at the University, and before their farewell, Gaylord urges McCandless to send him a letter when he done with his journey. This demonstrates the attachment Gaylord now has in Chris which is shown previously in others like Ron Franz.
He also continues on to advise Chris to call his parents as he knows that they must be worried about him. Chris's response is explained by his determination to cut his parents off from his life completely. Stuckey here is shown to act more as a parental figure as if he needs to take care of McCandless.
Maybe I will and maybe I won't!
Chris starts his final steps towards his final destination.