Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, ‘cause “the West is the best.” And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual pilgrimage. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the Great White North. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.
—Alexander Supertramp, May 1992. Christopher Candless-into the wild. The man that gave up everything that had everything, to live in nature. Gave 25,000 dollars to charity. He was happy. It’s beautiful. My life goal is to take the #stampedetrail hike to the magic bus.