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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:08 PM

Into the Wild

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Source: New York Times

Abandoned on the Stampede Trail near Denali National Park, the bus had become a pilgrimage site. It was revered by travelers around the world who had read the book or seen the movie, “Into the Wild,” directed by Sean Penn in 2007. But it had also become a hazard, luring hikers into forbidding territory.

Two travelers drowned in the Teklanika River while trying to reach the bus, in 2010 and 2019. At least 15 others have had to be rescued while trying to retrace Mr. McCandless’s journey, according to the Alaska National Guard.

On Thursday, state officials finally decided to remove the “Into the Wild” bus from the Alaskan wild.



Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/us/into-the-wild-bus-removed.html

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WVreaper Jun 2020 OP
mountain grammy Jun 2020 #1
Nitram Jun 2020 #2
Drahthaardogs Jun 2020 #7
spike jones Jun 2020 #3
Drahthaardogs Jun 2020 #8
Ahpook Jun 2020 #4
al bupp Jun 2020 #5
Capt. America Jun 2020 #6
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Response to WVreaper (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:14 PM

1. Loved Krakauer's book

what an adventure with a sad ending.

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Response to WVreaper (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:27 PM

2. Interesting and sad story. Nature is not kind to the romantic.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 06:19 AM

7. Or the foolish and uninformed. I lived in Alaska many years

The bush WILL kill you without the right gear a be d more importantly, the right knowledge

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Response to WVreaper (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:35 PM

3. I have read that there was a cable crossing the river five mile up from where he died.

But he never looked that far upstream.

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Response to spike jones (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 06:20 AM

8. He killed a moose and had no idea how to process it

He had no business out there

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Response to WVreaper (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:12 PM

4. Related

And a great cover of this song

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Response to WVreaper (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:27 PM

5. Great book & movie

There but for the grace of the gods went I...

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Response to WVreaper (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:42 PM

6. What an amazing book. So sad that he did not know that what he was eating was killing him.

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Response to WVreaper (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 06:35 AM

9. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Did not use exact title of the NYT article: ‘Into the Wild’ Bus, Seen as a Danger, Is Airlifted From the Alaskan Wild

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