The magic timeline

  • he informes his family that he has taken to call himself Lan Rameau and request that they "please respect my brush name....."

  • Addressedhis parrents and his brother, they indicated that he would be incommunicado for a "month ot two" eight days after mailing them.

  • Bill gave birth to a son

  • chris bought his father a present :a very expencive Questar telescope

  • The morrning mccandless left to go on his adventure

  • He begins "a very fateful day." After travling some distance south, he beaches the canoe on a sandbar far from shore to observe the powerful tides.

  • He left a stubby meatal boat on a hummock of dune grass southeast of EL Golfo de Santa Clara and started walking north up the deserted beach.

  • Chris went to Los Angeles

  • Had an conffeshion with franz that he was having trouble finding work.

  • He returned to Detrital Wash

  • He mailed a poastcard to Jan Burres. "Hello!" it reads

  • He wrote Burres another letter.

  • Fraz offered to take Chris to Grand Junction, Colorado

  • Franz left McCandless on the shoulder of Interstate 70 outside Grand Junction and returned to California.

  • Crown fell off one of his mowlers

  • 5 Squirrel

  • Porcupine, Ptarmigan, 4 squarrel, gray bird.

  • Another Porcupine. 4 squirrel, 2 gray bird.

  • a Third porcupine!!, squrriel, gray bird, ash bird.

  • shot a canada goose as big as a christmas tree

  • Bagged the biggest of them all a MOOSE!!!!!

  • Removed half of a rib cage and stakes can only work nights "start smoking"

  • Get remainder of ribcage , shoulder and neck to cave. "start smokeing"

  • "maggots already!" smoking apperas inneffective. dont know, looks like disaster. now i witsh i never shot the moose. one of the biggest tragedies of my life."

  • starts a backpacking journey.

  • McCandless is thrilled to hear from Jan! "I am so glad to find you both alive and sound." He exclamed in a letter.

  • Chris departed Carthage, south dakota

  • He arrived in white fish this morrning on a freight train.

  • After pausing on the bus for four das at the bus , he returned his perambulataion.

  • "Gourmet Duck!"

  • However the Taklanika was full flood, swollen with rain and snowmelt from glaciers high n the alaska range

  • He went on a hike around lake mead.

  • Shortly be for meeting Jan Burres and Bob McCandless Chris had been ticketed for hitchhicking near willow creak.

  • Carine was giving a rottweiler a bath as Chris pulled in the drive way

  • He records in his journal that be thinks he has found Wellteco Canal and heads south>

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  • Small but dangerous waterfalls litter the canal.

  • All hopes callapse!! The canal reaches a swamp not the ocean which he wants to get to.

  • Resumes quest for the opening to the sea.

  • Chris reaches the mexican boarder

  • He reached the Morelos Dam

  • Weary of paddling, he haulted the canoe far up the beac, climed a sandstone bluff, and sets up camp on the edgeof a desolated plateau.

  • This writer recived an unushual letter, penned in a shackey, anachronistic script that seggested an elderly author. "to whom it my concern," the letter begins.