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Out of the Wild: What We Can Learn from Alaska’s Removal of the “Into the Wild” Bus

Since it was first published, Into the Wild has drawn people to the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless died. Many of these kindred spirits required rescue themselves — so many so that the bus has finally been removed from the Stampede Trail. Why were so many people drawn to this artifact of one young man’s demise, and what can we learn from it?