y McCandless sets up camp along the badlands abutting the Salton Sea y Salton Sea Saltwater lake located below sea level in the Colorado Desert. . y The area called Oh-My-God Hot Springs. and snowbirds set up also there. nudists. y Aging hippies. itinerant(traveller) and indigent (poor) families.

I'm living like this by choice. y "You don't need to worry about me.y Chris McCandless meets Ronald Franz who is a retired army veteran who once had a drinking problem. y Franz tries to convince McCandless to leave the encampment. I'm not destitute. I have a college education." .

. y Franz next hears from his friend "Alex" via a collect call. where he lives on the streets before leaving for Seattle. Franz drives McCandless to San Diego. McCandless is back in California.y After a few weeks.

y Franz tells McCandless that he wants to adopt him. telling Franz that they'll discuss it when he returns from Alaska. .) McCandless evades this request. (His own son died years earlier in a car accident.

.y In South Dakota. McCandless writes Franz a long letter in which he details his time on the road and suggests that 80-year-old Franz change his sedentary ways.

be nomadic. Move around. "Ron. make each day a new horizon. . you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life .y "The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. ." McCandless writes." .

mister. "I hate to tell you this. y Eventually. a hitchhiker he tells about "Alex" says. but your friend is dead. Froze to death up on the tundra. waiting for the young man's return." .y Franz stays at his abandoned campsite for eight months. . Just read about it . .

y Franz denounces God for letting his friend die. . He withdraws his church membership and resumes drinking.

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