Journey to “Into the Wild” Bus in Alaska Goes Wrong for Two Hikers

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2 Hikers Rescued in Remote Alaska

Two hikers from Georgia and South Carolina were rescued while on a trek to visit a famous abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness on Sunday. The hikers, Michael Trigg, 25, and Theodore “Ted” Ashlund, 27, were nearly swept away while trying to cross the Teklanika River in an attempt to save time on their return.

Everyone remembers the “Magic Bus” from Jon Krakauer’s nonfiction book and subsequent film, Into the Wild – the often-sad survival story of Christopher McCandless who left everything material he had in the world to try and find adventure. That Fairbanks transit bus-turned-makeshift backcountry shelter sits along the Stampede Trail in Denali National Park.

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