After 3 days of searching, Chris with the help of Jim Gallien he finds the stampede trail. Jim picks up Chris and drives the rest to Fairbanks. He tries to tell Chris that entering the Alaskan Bush with little food and supplies he has is a stupid and dangerous idea, but Chris, stubborn as he is, doesn't listen. Chris is finally happy! When Chris can't go across the raging river He goes back into the wild, which sadly proves fatal. It's said that Christopher McCandless died on August 18, 1992.