I’m sorry, but Chris McCandless was not a hero. He was unnecessarily cruel to a family who loved him and went out into the wild and died because he didn’t know his ass from a hole in the wall. He’s a cautionary tale, not someone to be lionized.
For those who don’t know me, I currently live and work in Yosemite National Park. During the government shutdown I didn’t have to leave the park, so I had the whole park to myself, and I took full advantage of it! There were no tourists, hardly any rangers, it was just me and my fellow employees. The first day of the shutdown Melissa and I hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls and went to Eagle Peak to Camp. **Click on images to see the caption and larger view.**