What is the summary for Chapter 6 of Into the Wild?

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After leaving The Slabs, Chris made his way to Salton City, CA in january of 1992 where he met Ronald Franz, an older gentleman who had long since lost his wife and son, recovered from alcoholism, and became "a devout christian".  Franz would question Chris many times about his lifestyle; as Franz recalls, Chris explained to him that he chooses to live his life this way and described his future Alaskan adventure.  The two men create a father-son type of relationship and spend a great deal of time together over the next few months.  In March, Chris decided it was again time to move on and go back to Carthage, SD.  Ronald, sad to see Chris go, offered to drive him to Grand Junction, CO and asked Chris if he could adopt him as a grandson; Chris, however, declined the offer.  About a month later, Ronaldd received a letter from Chris in which he urged Ron to live his life in a way that he never has before and go out and enjoy the nature around him.  Ronald ended up taking Chris' advice and saw life through a new set of eyes.  However, when Ronald found out about Chris' death he gave up his religion completely and began drinking again.