Every Hundred Feet

Peripatetic - Niland, CA, 2013 - Brian is a 22 year old from Staten Island who’s been hitchhiking his way across America for ten months.  I met him wandering alone in the desert by the Salton Sea.  He spent the summer in Alaska, near the forest where Christoper McCandless died August 1992 of starvation or food poisoning in an abandoned schoolbus, made famous by Into the Wild.  In a thick Staten Island accent, Brian explained that Into the Wild partially inspired his own journey, but confessed that his romanticization of the story was deflated after experiencing the pleasant Alaskan summer himself.  ”I mean, I was ten miles from where he died, and I just don’t get it.  You mention it up there and people just shake their heads.”

Peripatetic - Niland, CA, 2013 - Brian is a 22 year old from Staten Island who’s been hitchhiking his way across America for ten months.  I met him wandering alone in the desert by the Salton Sea.  He spent the summer in Alaska, near the forest where Christoper McCandless died August 1992 of starvation or food poisoning in an abandoned schoolbus, made famous by Into the Wild.  In a thick Staten Island accent, Brian explained that Into the Wild partially inspired his own journey, but confessed that his romanticization of the story was deflated after experiencing the pleasant Alaskan summer himself.  ”I mean, I was ten miles from where he died, and I just don’t get it.  You mention it up there and people just shake their heads.”

#california #desert #hitchhiker #niland #salton sea #into the wild
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