In 1992, the body of a 24-year-old man was found in an abandoned bus in the wilderness of Alaska. His adventure across the country from the East Coast has been written about in many books and featured in numerous documentaries and films, and one of the many states he traveled through before reaching Alaska included Idaho.

Christopher McCandless' life inspired the film and book that shared the title Into The Wild. I both read the book and have seen the movie a few times. His life has been an inspiration for countless souls who live freely and independently of societal norms and bureaucracy.

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In total, McCandless spent over 720 days on the road and traveled thousands of miles before dying of starvation in the back of an abandoned bus approximately 250 miles north of Anchorage, according to information found online.

McCandless, who was born in California, didn't care for material possessions, was a voracious reader, and wished to get the most out of his life, which is what brought him to Alaska. Although he died at such a young age and penniless after donating his life savings to OXFAM, he left a massive legacy and greatly impacted many human beings.

While traveling across the United States headed west following his graduation from Emory University, McCandless spent time working and exploring states like California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. According to tripline.net, he crossed the Idaho panhandle (point of interest #10 in timeline) in late August of 1990.

In total, McCandless spent over 720 days on the road and traveled thousands of miles before dying of starvation in the back of an abandoned bus approximately 250 miles north of Anchorage, according to information found online.

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