Soon after leaving Castle Crags, Strayed realized her new boots would not magically cure all her blisters and foot troubles. The third day, Strayed finally made it to the springs. The woman told her the feather was a corvid, coming from a raven or a crow, and that it symbolized the void. July 3, 1992: Prepares his backpack and sets out on the 20-mile hike back to the road. There are, she explains, many different stages, from the spontaneous decision to go, to the actual decision to go, to the actual going.
Strayed went to the club the next day, but she decided ahead of time that whatever happened with Jonathan, she would keep her pants on. She had read the book so often she had practically memorized it. A powerful smell is coming from the bus, and there is a note taped to it written by Chris McCandless, saying that he is injured, weak, near death, and in need of assistance. In the dreams, she would ask Bigfoot how he had hid from humans for so long, only to realize that he was not Bigfoot at all but instead a masked man in an animal suit. However, Krakauer later suggested that McCandless had not confused the two plants and had in fact actually eaten Hedysarum alpinum.
Another hunter happened upon the scene and was able to contact the Alaska State Troopers. State troopers arrive in a helicopter the next morning. Heads back to the bus. However, the case is not settled and there is still debate about what exactly caused McCandless's death. Strayed met three hikers named Rick, Josh, and Richie.
A bad smell comes from the bus. All the hikers went to dinner together, and a bartender hit on Strayed, offering her a drink on the house. She and Paul realized they would have to put her down themselves. Chris story was sad and heartbreaking. He sets the expectation that each epigraph can be used as a clue or a thematic hint as to what will be contained in the chapter to follow. In addition, he describes at some length the grief and puzzlement of McCandless' parents, sister Carine, and friends.
He still carries the burden of that family animosity because he is unable to forgive them. Chapter 6 Summary After Burres drops McCandless off in Salton City, he hikes into the desert and sets up camp in a solitary spot near a place known to locals as Oh-My-God Hot Springs. A survival show set in , , is inspired by the story. She tried to read J. They find a man and woman standing some fifty feet from the bus, 'looking kinda spooked. Walt and Chris' relationship was always strained, and Krakauer speculates that Walt leaving his first wife to start a new family with Billie was one of the major causes of the strain and a formative part of Chris' worldview.
July 8, 1992: Arrives back at the bus. She described the feeling as like have a Volkswagen Beetle attached permanently to her body. The diary entries are often brief and cryptic and focus on McCandless' attempts to forage for food. She walked carefully using her ski pole and consulted her compass. They had been nicknamed the Three Young Bucks by hikers in southern California, and the name had stuck. Strayed took a bath, after which she mentioned to Greg that she had been losing toenails.
February 24, 1991: Unearths the few belongings that he buried in the sand when he abandoned his Datsun. Strayed felt that her mother had failed her profoundly, and thought the heck with her, as she hiked. The incident inspired his 1997 book Into Thin Air, which became a 1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Into the Wild Summary Into the Wild is the true story of the mysterious life and death of Christopher Johnson McCandless, a talented young man from a good family who inexplicably turned his back on everything he seemed to have going for him. It was a matching tattoo she had gotten with Paul in honor of their divorce, to symbolize they still had a strong connection between them. Five weeks earlier he had packed up all of his belongings and driven off in his beloved old Datsun, changing his name to Alex Supertramp to symbolically complete cutting himself off from his past.
January 11, 1991: Back in his canoe, encounters a violent storm that almost drowns him. He adopts the name Alexander Supertramp in reference to the poet W. A Mysterious Main Character Into the Wild is author Jon Krakauer's 1996 nonfiction book about Chris McCandless, a young man who disappeared in 1990 and set off on an epic adventure that took him across the United States. I was unfortunate to experience the unknown when a love one goes missing. The men left, and Strayed remained at her original campsite. This was a good thing, the woman insisted, because voids released energy.
Samuel Walter McCandless and Billie McCandless Samuel, who goes by Walt, and Billie are Chris' parents. She also came across Rex, Stacy, and the couple Sarah and John. September 1992: Hikers and hunters discover McCandless's S. As a result, he adopted their beliefs as his own, especially the transcendentalist ideas of Henry David Thoreau. Actor Sean Penn adapted the book for the screen, writing and directing a critically acclaimed film version, starring Emile Hirsch, in 2007. Arriving in Mojave the night before the start of her hike, Strayed stayed at the cheapest motel she could find.