Stampede Trail

Alaska Army National Gurad

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”.

Alaska National Guard

The abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992, has been removed from the wilderness north of Denali National Park.  At the request of the state, the National Guard airlifted the bus yesterday (Thursday), an effort aimed at reducing the number of people making the dangerous hike.

A hiker was rescued near the Teklanika River west of Healy, after travelling to an abandoned bus made famous by the book and movie: Into the Wild.

According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, 26-year-old Gabriel Dias Da Silva  of Brazil activated a Garmin InReach SOS device Wednesday afternoon, April 15.

Troopers say a helicopter diverted from another mission and located Dias Da Silva, and transported him to Healy. They say Dias Da Silva was uninjured but had run out of food.

Hiker dies on trip to Stampede Trail bus

Jul 30, 2019

The Teklanika River has claimed another hiker on a visit to the bus featured in the book and movie Into the Wild.  A 24-year-old hiker from Belarus drowned when she was swept away by the water.

Veranika Nikanava and her new husband, Piotr  Markielau were hiking the Stampede Trail near Healy on a trip a month after they were married.