‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Travelers have gotten stranded, injured and even died trying to reach an abandoned bus in Alaska’s punishing wilderness while attempting to retrace the journey of Christopher McCandless described in the book “Into the Wild."

Now families of some of those who died are proposing a footbridge to make it easier for people to make the journey across the raging Teklanika River.

Locals fear that could give pilgrims a false sense of security.