“Two years he walks the earth, no phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, ‘cause “the West is the best.” And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure, the climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the great white North. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild. – Alexander Supertramp, May 1992.”
– Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild, 163
I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska. As a big fan of tromping around in pristine wilderness, it has always been high on my list. If you’ve ever wanted to have your own Into the Wild moment (hopefully without the tragedy at the end), you may agree with me.
For now, let us content ourselves by viewing amazing scenes of Alaska that will stoke our wanderlust. That’s why Alaska is today’s topic for Wanderlust Wednesday.