alex took of and left his family and home and begins his journey. burned his money
McCandless enters lake mead national Rec area
chris arrived at the lake mead national rec area riding a giddy emersoniam high, ignoring posted warnng that off road driving is strictly forbidden.
begans hike around lake mead
chris walked around th wet for the next two months he then hicked to lake Tahoe and spent a week there
Wayne Westerberg picks up McCandless
Westerberg offered to take chirs to the destination he was trying to go to.
Park ranger discover car in lake mead national Rec.
they found an abandoned car with a guitar, loose change, a football, 25 pounds of rice, old clothes they began looking around for anything else that was supsisious.
McCandless leaves carthage, SD
chirs stayed in touch with westerberg when he went to carthage. he wrote and called every two months or more
Colorado river trip
Chris caught a ride with a long- haul rucker into needles overjoyesd to reach California. when he arrived he noticed that canoe
Reaches Mexican border
chris was worried he would be denied entry because he was carrying no identification he sneaked into mexico by paddling through the damns open floodgatres and shooting the spillway
Locates welteco canal
Chris heads south welteco canal hsi worries and fears grew bigger as the canal grows smaller
McCandless becomes list in mexican and receives help from duck hunters
chris lost hope the canal didnt ever reach the ocean
begins camping for 10 days on beach
chris set up a camp on the edge of a desolate plateau he stayed until high winds forced him to seek refuge in a cave midway.
Gives up and begans return north
chris had traveled north and was back in the united states and was back by january 18 caught by immigration authorities tryung to slip into the country without ID he spent a night in custody
return to united states from mexico
chris was caught for not having ID
chris quit moving for two months
Returns to detrail wash and retrievers items
he uncovered his belongings he had buried and saved for later
enters las vegas
chirs camera was ruined he began to stop taking picture but continued to travel
left last vegas
he didnyt go anywhere for a year, then deoarted fir a little while
entering bullhead city, arizona
chris really liked bullhead ciry he said it was a good plac to spend the winter
arrives at the slabes
chris saw a huge flea market when he first got to the slabs chrirs offered to help one of the vendors
Franz drops McCandless off outside off the grand junction
was the farthest franz coukd drive without missing an appotment chris insisted to buy rranz lunch
Arrives in fairbanks, Alaska
Jim gillen had arrived in Alaska when he saw chris walking down the side of the road thumb raised high.
it was the trail chris followed into the wilderness.
chris has died
they discovery chris body beside the bus in alaska.
Hunter dicovers the body
The hunters when to check the bus out on the trail and smelled something terrible and looked around the bus to see a note saying help im injured and cant hike out of here from chirs they were all upset to see and smell the decay of the body.