What the heck, Chris McCandless?

There’s lots of young people who go missing every year….

There’s a lot of mysterious disappearances….

But here you are….still inspiring discussion….still a topic of conversation.

There must have been something a little different about you.

Here’s a documentary that follows up on some of the situations and hypothesis (hypotheses?) about the disappearance of Chris McCandless.

One of the people in the documentary said that, except for the mistakes that eventually caused him (Chris) to starve out in the bus in Alaska, it would have been the perfect adventure experience.

So close….

I have friends who push the envelope a little….but never so far (knock on wood) that they disappear like this….

The drive that pushed him to do the things he did is interesting to me….but “abandoning” his family to become Alexander Supertramp doesn’t sound so good.

I guess that all adventurers have to become a little bit of a a-hole at some point.

If they weren’t a-holes, they’d just be making another trip to the grocery store….not running away to an old bus 20 miles from the paved road…..28 miles from town….

You have to be a little bit selfish for some of the really exciting adventures.

You have to be an exciting a-hole….wild and free.



About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.


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  1. Ah the adventure of the grocery store! I can’t wait til my next trip. And now I have a Gift Card!!!