I encountered the book, Into the Wild, some years ago while staying in Vancouver, Canada. If I remember correctly I stayed up half the night reading it! When I was 19 I hitch-hiked up the Alaska Highway eager for adventure and the wilderness. Thankfully I survived the whole experience and eventually returned via the inland passage to Vancouver, and then onwards to New York and England.
Thank goodness for the enormous tolerance of my parents. Bless ’em.
Happiness is only real when shared.
As reported in the film the above was found among the writings of Christopher McCandless in the old school bus he died in, alone.