Alaska Department of Natural Resources

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The bus where Christopher McCandless lived and died during the summer of 1992 will have a new home at University of Alaska’s Museum of the North in Fairbanks. With the help of a National Guard helicopter team, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, removed the old bus from the wilderness north of Denali National Park in June, an action precipitated by deaths, injuries and numerous rescues of hikers trying to reach the bus since McCandless’s story was popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild”.

Kyle Joly / Alaska Department of Natural Resources

A pair of hikers were rescued from a popular trail east of Fairbanks over the weekend. A State Trooper report says a 30-year-old Ft. Wainwright man, and an 18-year-old Fairbanks woman were reported lost on the Granite Tours trail shortly before midnight Saturday.

Wildlife troopers and State Park rangers hiked out and located the pair, who had been out for about 13 hours, and were wet, disoriented and displaying signs of hypothermia.