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Describe the land where Chris Mccandless disappears in Chapter 2.

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I would describe the area where McCandless disappeared and died as harsh, unforgiving, and beautiful. Denali National Park and Mount McKinley are amazing. The opening sentences of Krakauer's account tell readers that McCandless was found in the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. There was a river nearby as well, so water wasn't so much the issue for McCandless as food. Gallien tried to tell McCandless that he was under-equipped, but McCandless was stubborn and wouldn't listen. Gallien reiterated his point to Krakauer.

"The mosquitoes eat you alive. Most places, there aren’t a lot...

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Cold hard winters of the wilderness and small chance of survival in such circumstances. The Stampede Trail is described as a fifty mile stretch between Mt. Healy and Mt. McKinley. 

The area itself is often frequented by moose hunters due to its proximity to local protected lands and every year, numerous hunters make their way to the bus. The rivers themselves are more than 75 foot crossings and extremely dangerous.