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Christopher McCandless

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tilden sullins

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Christopher McCandless

Christopher McCandless
Christopher's views on society.
"i don't understand why people, why every f***ing person is so bad to each other so often."
Christopher's life
May 12, 1990: Christopher Johnson McCandless graduates from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He tells his parents that he is going to spend the summer traveling in his car, a used yellow Datsun.
Alex hitch hiking
During Alex's travels
Alex works for many different people while backpacking the land
Alex disposes of all his belongings
Alex makes it to Alaska
Alex gets injured
"I have had a happy life and thank the lord. Goodbye and may god bless all!"
-Christopher McCandless
Christopher leaves
June 1990: Mails his final college transcript and a brief note to his parents' home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. McCandless's family will never hear from him again.
July 10, 1990: Christopher Abandons his car after it is damaged by a flash flood. Loads his belongings into his backpack and sets out on foot.
Christopher looses his car
Christopher goes by the name of "Alex Supertramp" to keep his parents from finding him.
Alex is born
July–August 1990: Hitchhikes to California's Lake Tahoe, then hikes into the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Travels to the Cascade mountains, across the lava beds of the Columbia River basin, and across the Idaho panhandle. Jan Burres and her boyfriend Bob discover McCandless by the side of the road and befriend him. In Cut Bank, Montana, meets Wayne Westerberg.
August 1990: McCandless's parents drive to Atlanta looking for their son and discover that his apartment was vacated five weeks earlier.
Buys used gun
goes into Alaska
"Magic bus"
Alex makes it to the 100th day of being in Alaska
Alex Dies around two weeks after his 100th day
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