The magic timeline By lizziesaroff Mar 1, 1931 he informes his family that he has taken to call himself Lan Rameau and request that they "please respect my brush name....." Nov 11, 1934 Addressedhis parrents and his brother, they indicated that he would be incommunicado for a "month ot two" eight days after mailing them. Feb 12, 1968 Bill gave birth to a son Jun 10, 1986 chris bought his father a present :a very expencive Questar telescope Apr 15, 1990 The morrning mccandless left to go on his adventure Jan 11, 1991 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. Jan 16, 1991 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. Feb 3, 1991 Chris went to Los Angeles Feb 19, 1991 Had an conffeshion with franz that he was having trouble finding work. Feb 24, 1991 He returned to Detrital Wash Feb 28, 1991 He mailed a poastcard to Jan Burres. "Hello!" it reads Mar 5, 1991 He wrote Burres another letter. Mar 11, 1991 Fraz offered to take Chris to Grand Junction, Colorado Mar 14, 1991 Franz left McCandless on the shoulder of Interstate 70 outside Grand Junction and returned to California. May 22, 1991 Crown fell off one of his mowlers Jun 1, 1991 5 Squirrel Jun 2, 1991 Porcupine, Ptarmigan, 4 squarrel, gray bird. Jun 3, 1991 Another Porcupine. 4 squirrel, 2 gray bird. Jun 4, 1991 a Third porcupine!!, squrriel, gray bird, ash bird. Jun 5, 1991 shot a canada goose as big as a christmas tree Jun 9, 1991 Bagged the biggest of them all a MOOSE!!!!! Jun 12, 1991 Removed half of a rib cage and stakes can only work nights "start smoking" Jun 13, 1991 Get remainder of ribcage , shoulder and neck to cave. "start smokeing" Jun 14, 1991 "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." Jul 3, 1991 starts a backpacking journey. Dec 9, 1991 McCandless is thrilled to hear from Jan! "I am so glad to find you both alive and sound." He exclamed in a letter. Apr 15, 1992 Chris departed Carthage, south dakota Apr 18, 1992 He arrived in white fish this morrning on a freight train. May 5, 1992 After pausing on the bus for four das at the bus , he returned his perambulataion. May 28, 1992 "Gourmet Duck!" Jul 5, 1992 However the Taklanika was full flood, swollen with rain and snowmelt from glaciers high n the alaska range Jul 10, 1992 He went on a hike around lake mead. Aug 10, 1992 Shortly be for meeting Jan Burres and Bob McCandless Chris had been ticketed for hitchhicking near willow creak. Sep 17, 1992 Carine was giving a rottweiler a bath as Chris pulled in the drive way Dec 5, 1992 He records in his journal that be thinks he has found Wellteco Canal and heads south> ff Dec 6, 1992 Small but dangerous waterfalls litter the canal. Dec 9, 1992 All hopes callapse!! The canal reaches a swamp not the ocean which he wants to get to. Dec 10, 1992 Resumes quest for the opening to the sea. Dec 12, 1992 Chris reaches the mexican boarder Dec 12, 1992 He reached the Morelos Dam Dec 14, 1992 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. Jan 4, 1993 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.