No phone. No pool. No pets. No cigarettes. Ultimate freedom... No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become Lost in the Wild.
Chris Abandons His Car
He Used To Sit Right There At The End Of The Bar And Tells Us These Amazing Stories Of His Travels.
Chris Gets Caught By Immigration
McCandless Was Smallish With The Hard, Stringy Physique Of An Itinerant Laborer. There Was Something Arresting About The Youngster's Eyes. Dark And Emotive, They Suggested A Trace Of Exotic Blood In His Heritage-Greek, Maybe, Or Chippewa-And Conveyed A Vulnerability That Made Westerburg Want To Take The Kid Under His Wing
"On February 24, Seven And A Half Months After He Abandoned The Datsun, McCandless Returned To Detrial Wash"
He Was Back At The United States Border On January 18. Caught By Immigration Authorities Trying To Slip Into The Country Without ID, He Spent A Night In Custody Before Concocting A Story That Sprang Him From The Slammer, Minus His .38-Caliber Hand-Gun, A "Beautiful Colt Python, To Which He Was Much Attached"
But In Weakest Condition Of Life. Death Looms As Serious Threat. Too Weak To Walk Out, Have Literally Become Trapped In The Wild.-No Game.