This book is an intriguing story about how in 1992 a young man from a good family decided to change his current comforting lifestyle and hitchhike to Alaska. Hen then walked alone into the wilderness (North of Mt. McKinley). His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. Before this trek He had given $25,000 in savings to charity. He next abandoned his car and threw away most of his possessions. He burned all the cash in his wallet and entered the wilderness. This book details his journey. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.