Greg hiked ahead but promised they would meet again in Kennedy Meadows, where he planned to stay a few days. She was thrilled with the gift, but realized that she might never cross paths with them again and be able to thank them. Whether or not Chris spent one night or ten with Jan, or learned how to craft a leather belt from Ron is not the focus of this section. These included such items as a sleeping bag, a camp chair, a water purifier, a collapsible stove, a tarp, a first-aid kit, and other necessities. When Strayed reached Kennedy Meadows, she picked up the resupply package that Lisa had sent ahead for her, along with a postcard sent by Joe. Her siblings drifted and her stepfather Eddie slowly became more distant.
While there, McCandless helps Jan man her table at the flea market, helping organize and sell books, and especially pushing Jack London. Graypaw leads the way to the. Buck and Spitz fight to the death. She came across a fox in a clearing, which stared at her for a while before walking away. By then she had three children: Karen, Cheryl, and Leif, whom she loved whole-heartedly. He uses words that are unfamiliar to Rusty, such as 'intruder' and 'Clan'.
He sends a postcard to Wayne Westerberg and complains that the money he earned with Wayne has made tramping too easy. After examining the book, Strayed asked Albert to help lighten her pack. I have purchased several graphic novels this summer because so many students, especially my reluctant readers, gravitate toward them. But I do need to add non-fiction to the stacks I provide to teachers when they are seeking mentor texts. Non-Fiction Non-fiction is already very popular on my campus. Strayed wrote her name and the date in a trail register by the fence post, and, nervous but excited, began to walk.
On the road Strayed was approached by a car of three men and two young boys. He also told Strayed that he hoped she had a gun with her, as she was entering Bigfoot territory, where the most Bigfoot sightings in the world were reported. The bag was so unwieldy that Strayed could barely get it on, but eventually, after many attempts, she managed to get it on her back. That summer she began using heroin more and more frequently until she was confronted first by Lisa, and then by her separated husband Paul, who drove all the way to Portland to try to talk her out of it. Graypaw points out , and Firepaw comments on how many Clans there are.
Instead, Leif had to shoot her several times and Strayed became hysterical watching the horse suffer. He makes enduring connections with other misfits, travellers, and independent spirits. His employees and his manager commented tried to offer suggestions for buying him soap or telling to take a shower more often. They bought a stretch of property about an hour outside of Duluth, Minnesota, and Strayed spent her teen years living there and helping to build up their house. As Strayed walked alone, another car pulled up. Kyle yelled at Vera not to tell strangers about his problems, but calmed down when Strayed admitted that she had problems too, such as not really having a dad growing up. When she went outside to go back to the store, she was surprised to see Lisa, her friend from Portland, standing outside.
Once at Dawson, the dogs are allowed to recuperate for a week, before starting the trip back to Dyea. But hiking was difficult in a different way. The third day, Strayed finally made it to the springs. She lent the men her water filter, but the sandy-haired man was careless and clogged it. Tigerclaw says that if he weakens Clan loyalty the whole Clan suffers.
She kept walking, but felt angry, bitter, sick, and overheated. Alex wanted to go out to South Dakota, where Wayne Westerberg had a job waiting for him-- Frantz drove him part way there, video-taping their journey. Strayed realized that the real thing that compelled hikers on the trail to keep going was not philosophy or backpacking fads, or even the satisfaction of getting from point A to point B. Reading the book awakened in her a sudden urge to experience the trail for herself and regain some control over her life by conquering the wilderness. Shortly thereafter, he leaves Mexico.
He then awakes from his dream of hunting, realizing the sound was his food being poured into his bowl. His fellow employees remember him as a quirky but nice guy, who hated wearing socks, worked at a slow pace, and did not shower frequently enough. McCandless proves himself a charismatic salesman and tries to convince every denizen of the Slabs to read Jack London's Call of the Wild. She asked about a photo of a boy hanging from the rearview mirror, but immediately regretted it when Lou said that the boy was her son, Luke, and that he had been killed when his bike was hit by a truck 5 years earlier. He seemed like he did not respect his family. This distaste for society seems closely related to his distaste for authority. McCandless takes a liking for Bullhead City and makes an arrangement with an old man named Charlie to squat in an abandoned trailer on the outskirts of town.