Into the Wild
Drew Austin, Jacob Cohen, JT Powers
Section 3: Chapters 16, 18, and Epilogue
"I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL!" (McCandless) (Krakauer 199).
"As he trudged expectantly down the trail in a fake-fur parka, his rifle slung over one shoulder, the only food McCandless carried was a ten-pound bag of long-grained rice— and the two sandwiches and bag of corn chips that Gallien had contributed. A year earlier he'd subsisted for more than a month beside the Gulf of California on five pounds of rice and a bounty of fish caught with a cheap rod and reel, an experience that made him confident he could harvest enough food to survive an extended stay in the Alaska wilderness, too" (Krakauer 162).
solanine, a poison that occurs in plants of the nightshade family, which causes vomiting,
diarrhea, headache, and lethargy in the short term, and adversely affects heart rate and
blood pressure when ingested over an extended period" (Krakauer 141).
bear scat on the trail and, at one point, a set of fresh grizzly tracks—each print half again as long as a size-nine boot print—put me on edge (Krakauer 131).
Alaska's wildlife species are a hallmark of the state. It is home to some of the land's largest carnivores; is favored by a diverse bird population; and miles and miles of shoreline offer habitat for abundant marine life. From grizzly bears, polar bears, moose, dall sheep, mountain goats and many, many more, tourists and hunters make Alaska a mecca experience.
to stalking animals. Moreover, as the ground thawed, his route turned into a gauntlet of
boggy muskeg and impenetrable alder, and McCandless belatedly came to appreciate one of the fundamental (if counterintuitive) axioms of the North: winter, not summer, is the preferred season for traveling overland through the bush (Krakauer 122).