Into The Wild “Although he was rash, untutored in the ways of the backcountry, he wasn 't incompetent—he wouldn 't have lasted 113 days if he were”. This comment from Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild conveys his belief that young Christopher McCandless who is the focus of his novel may have been young and inexperienced in regards to the Alaskan wilderness but he was capable of basic survival as he had demonstrated during his many day’s surviving the brutal environment of the Alaskan frontier. After Christopher McCandless met his untimely death alone in a school bus down the Stampede Trail in Alaska, Jon Krakauer received considerable criticism for his viewpoint that Christopher wasn’t “stupid, tragic and inconsiderate”. He firmly believed
On page 176, it reads, “He turned and sat on the bank with his legs in the water and pulled the bag ashore and began the long drag--- he couldn’t lift it---back down the shoreline to his shelter. Two hours, almost three he dragged and stumbled in the dark, brushing the mosquitos away, sometimes on his feet, more often on his knees, finally to drop across the bag and to sleep when he made it to the sand on his doorway. He had done it.” And on page 178, “Unbelievable riches.
Sweat leaked down my face and fell to the fresh earth below. The mid-summer heat was unbearable, but I knew that it would pay off. I had hiked two miles in scent-free camouflage to this particular spot. Grandpa’s land, with the tallest of oaks and thickest of brush, was where I would spend countless hours in the early mornings and late nights of fall’s best days. Deer season was still two months away, but I backpacked in with all the things I needed: a stand, mineral block, rake, and dripper.
When Ky is in the farmers’ township deep in the Carving, he notices a familiarity that his father had told him before since he had been there. “My father told me about the floods. Sometimes, the farmers saw the river rising and knew it would happen. Other times, during the flash floods, they had no warning at all. They had to build and farm on the Canyon floor where there was space, but when the water rose, they took to the higher caves” (Condie 128).
“Mental Illness so you go Into the WIld” “In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter….” stated Jon Krakauer.
Let’s think about the Donner Party, a group of emigrants who were traveling from Springfield, Illinois to California. They started their journey in April 1846, following the California Trail until Wyoming, where 89 of the party took a shortcut that was said to shave two weeks off of the journey. The rough terrain of the Wasatch Mountains was tough on their wagons so they stopped to make repairs and rest the animals. Snowfall approached and trapped them within the Sierra Nevada mountains, they shortly ran out of food and water and turned to eating their pack animals, sticks, and dirt. When one member of the party perished of malnutrition they resorted to cannibalism.
I was a baby when my parents brought me over from Chicago to Denver. Making Colorado my home. When I was younger and we would have family members from out of town come visit and the first place my dad would want to take them was somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. I hated it! It was always in the blazing heat and we would have to walk for miles to get to a sight.
What was different about this travel? this year my father didn’t choose the beach where we were going before. The travel was very long. Sleep in the car is normal for me, I have headaches to be in any vehicle, this trip was just impossible to sleep all the way. To make the time pass, I played with my brother.
The nameless man’s arrogance also shines through by his attempt to conquer the deadly Yukon alone, during his first winter. He exaggerates his survival abilities when he takes a separate, longer path than his buddies at the cabin with nothing more
In Yukon during the gold rush, a miner named Clay Dilham goes on a search for firewood while leaving his partner doing supper. During his journey, he had spotted a dead tree in the side of a a icy hill. He must climb “up the slide” to reach the tree, although he did not realize how treacherous the way down could be. He had experienced so many obstacles that he had decided that the best way down is going up the hill, which is still not that easy. After many hours, he had finally reached the top which had used much of his energy.
From there, they were all alone. None of them knew English or the way to a safe shelter but they continued on in search of a better life in which they would flourish. Many immigrants from all over the world see America as the country where success is blind to race. Here, they
Since we were given the go-ahead to choose a geological formation other than the Grand Canyon, I thought it would be interesting to learn more about Carlsbad Cavern. My family will be taking on a road trip in a couple weeks and this is one of our points-of-interest planned stops. Carlsbad Cavern is located in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. One of its most popular attractions is the Big Room, “the largest single cave chamber by volume in North America.”  Ironically for this assignment, actor and comedian Will Rogers referred to it as “The Grand Canyon with a roof over it.”
24 Hour Limo If my friend and I could have a limo for 24 hours I would want to go to South Dakota. Three things I would want to do there are, got to Mount Rushmore, The Badlands, and Crazy Horse Monument. The first place we could go to is Mount Rushmore. We could go there because it is the only monument that has all four presidents heads carved into rock.