The couple that owned the campsite found her, however, and kicked her out. This led the authorities to Virginia where they found Chris's half-brother, Sam McCandless, who was finally able to identify him. May 10, 1991: Leaves Las Vegas. Krakauer speculates that Chris was probably not concerned that his escape routes had been cut off, because there was little to no reason for him to worry. He has lost his desire to climb the Thumb, but the prospect of returning in defeat spurs him onward. The next day, Strayed hitched a ride to Ashland, where she learned that Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead had passed away.
Initially, the story of the mysterious dead hiker was picked up by Alaskan papers. Then he went back home, and then he tried to help them a second time. Sam travels to Alaska and positively identifies a headshot of McCandless. Hiking on the trail was different than Strayed had imagined six months earlier when she first decided to do the journey for real. Bud also informed Strayed that there had been a lot of snow in the Sierra Nevada that year, so she may have trouble later on the trail.
In addition, Westerberg recalls finding out from a tax form that McCandless, who had introduced himself as Alex, was named Christopher. The McCandless family lived comfortably. Finding the Half-Brother After learning that Chris was really from Virginia, the police started combing local phone books for people with the name McCandless yes, people also still used phone books in the early 90s. Personal Reflection I think that these few chapters were really sad because all his friends were devastated to know that he was dead. Joe had introduced Strayed to heroin and she moved in with him soon after they met. Chris's parents, Walt and Billie, had by that time moved to Maryland, but Chris's half-brother, Sam McCandless, still lived in Virginia, and the police were able to find him. Her thoughts kept looping back to her own father, who had neglected to father her.
Entrepreneurship- Continuously made money as a kid making door t odoor runs with fruits and his copying business Knowledge- McCandless is smart but doesn't want to do the work, for example he took a standardized test and scored high but when placed in an advanced class which he had to do more than he'd like. They found out more things about that. Fights between Billie and Walt McCandless led to closeness between McCandless and his sister, Carine. She had let him go. He then heads home to explain to his parents that McCandless is dead.
As Strayed gazes at the trees that have swallowed up her shoe, she considers her options and realizes that there is only one: to keep on walking. Yet were he capable of seeing it from their perspective, he would understand that they just fear for what might happen to him, and for the great loss they would face as a result. Chapter 8 This chapter started with reporters talking about McCandless and how idiotic and stupid he was for not being ready. The next morning she read more of The Novel and decided to call Paul from a payphone. She agreed the ride, and as she looked out the window she thought of the fox and of the mother who would never return to her.
By the time Strayed reached Oregon, she knew she was in the home stretch. Chris was angry with his parents because of a secret he had learned from family in California—when Walt left Marcia for Billie, their romance did not end. This way of thinking is partially what led to him venturing off into the wild. On one of his employment forms, McCandless had put his real name and social security number, and from that the troopers find that he was from Virginia. Christopher McCandless's oldest half-brother, Sam, is questioned by the Fairbanks, Alaska, police, who show him a photo of a gaunt man with a beard and long hair — the opposite of the shorn, clean-shaven sibling that Sam remembers. Two years later, he was found dead in Alaska. Chris did very well during his first year of college and even considered law school.
He shared personal details about his family. Strayed had beat them, but no one had been betting on her. It caused him to feel a vague, sweet gladness, and he was aware of wild yearnings and stirrings for he knew not what. She would get off the trail at Trail Pass and rejoin at Sierra City in order to bypass the snow. Chapter 6 We are in a new setting named Anza-Borrego and McCandless was camping out there. Then on April 15 this was the day he was going to Alaska. But she still had 334 miles to go before she reached her ending point at the Bridge of Gods.
He remembered thinking, ''what a terrible tragedy. After graduation, Chris donated all of his savings and headed west. January—February 1991: Travels to Houston and then to the Pacific coast. They threw him a party and he gave a moving speech. He worked at the club, but invited her to come by the next night when he would be off early. Rather, it was the intoxicating feeling of being in the wild, which felt powerful and fundamental. Strayed forced herself to eat breakfast and then began to walk, already feeling more experienced than she had been the previous day.
Upon rejoining the trail at Kennedy Meadows, Strayed walked the first quarter mile with Doug and Tom, but then made up an excuse to stay behind a few minutes to walk alone. This was because people always wanted to give her things and did her favors. Like hobos, Chris enjoyed doing different jobs for little pay. When she opened her eyes, the bull had gone, but she was unsure of which direction it went. But Chris thinks wealth is inherently evil, even though he is a natural salesman and capitalist from early on. After lunch, Christine drove Strayed to the ranger station in Quincy, where a pair of female college students agreed to give her a ride back to the trail.