Jump to content

Bus Coords from "Into the Wild?


CiscoHiker

Recommended Posts

I was reading "into the wild" by Jon Krakauer and thought I'd try to find out where it was on google earth or even on my map source topo map. But I didnt have any luck searching online for the coordinates. I think its somewhere near N63.86329 W149.67479 but if any one has the exact location I'd love to have it.

Link to comment

I was reading "into the wild" by Jon Krakauer and thought I'd try to find out where it was on google earth or even on my map source topo map. But I didnt have any luck searching online for the coordinates. I think its somewhere near N63.86329 W149.67479 but if any one has the exact location I'd love to have it.

 

Looking at the information that Cardinal Red provided - the bus likely sits somewhere near 63°52'2.09"N 149°46'23.78"W. However, the resolution in that area is poor, and the area of buses most likely location is under cloud cover.

Link to comment

I hate to drag up an old thread but...

 

I was thinking about Chris and the bus. Is there a cache out there? (The bus or near there.) To me- that is the kind of stuff that caching is about!

 

I read "Into the Wild" several years ago. I was really excited when the movie came out but I felt it didnt do the story justice. It just popped in my mind wondering if there was a cache there.

 

Dug up this thread and thought someone might know. I wish I had the circumstances to go there...

Edited by Knight2000
Link to comment

Ok. Found coords on wiki and looked on google earth. This is what it showed:

 

intowild.th.jpg

 

That bus image seems to match this picture here:

11304827.jpg

 

According to Google earth it looks like the closest cache is about 20 miles away. No cache saturation there! Maybe someday there can be one there.

Link to comment

That's funny, I've tried tracking down the location of the bus myself after reading the book. Looks like google just recently updated the maps because before the site was blocked by the clouds. Someone should definitely put a cache out there! :)

 

After a quick look on Google Earth, the exact coords of the bus are at N63 52.104 W149 46.157.

Edited by tsunami_KNUW
Link to comment

That's funny, I've tried tracking down the location of the bus myself after reading the book. Looks like google just recently updated the maps because before the site was blocked by the clouds. Someone should definitely put a cache out there! :)

 

After a quick look on Google Earth, the exact coords of the bus are at N63 52.104 W149 46.157.

Or on Google Earth, just look for Christopher McCandless. It's considered a landmark now.

Link to comment

That's funny, I've tried tracking down the location of the bus myself after reading the book. Looks like google just recently updated the maps because before the site was blocked by the clouds. Someone should definitely put a cache out there! :)

 

After a quick look on Google Earth, the exact coords of the bus are at N63 52.104 W149 46.157.

Or on Google Earth, just look for Christopher McCandless. It's considered a landmark now.

 

huh, how about that. However, it appears typing in his name takes you to a spot 10 miles east of the actual location.

Link to comment

That's funny, I've tried tracking down the location of the bus myself after reading the book. Looks like google just recently updated the maps because before the site was blocked by the clouds. Someone should definitely put a cache out there! :)

 

After a quick look on Google Earth, the exact coords of the bus are at N63 52.104 W149 46.157.

Or on Google Earth, just look for Christopher McCandless. It's considered a landmark now.

 

huh, how about that. However, it appears typing in his name takes you to a spot 10 miles east of the actual location.

That is cool! That is one of my favorite books! :)
Link to comment

That's funny, I've tried tracking down the location of the bus myself after reading the book. Looks like google just recently updated the maps because before the site was blocked by the clouds. Someone should definitely put a cache out there! :P

 

After a quick look on Google Earth, the exact coords of the bus are at N63 52.104 W149 46.157.

Or on Google Earth, just look for Christopher McCandless. It's considered a landmark now.

 

huh, how about that. However, it appears typing in his name takes you to a spot 10 miles east of the actual location.

That is cool! That is one of my favorite books! :ph34r:

 

Some fools got themselves rescued...

 

 

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/90960...ments_Container

Edited by SamSpade47
Link to comment

 

Some fools got themselves rescued...

 

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/90960...ments_Container

Yup, second rescue this summer for Mr. Carroll. And, not the first time "pilgrims" have visited the site with little more than a bag of rice on their person.

 

It's interesting watching how captivated by the story some people outside Alaska are. Locally, most of us don't understand the fascination with a story about an ill-prepared person going into the Alaskan backcountry and not having things end well. It happens way too often up here.

Link to comment

 

Some fools got themselves rescued...

 

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/90960...ments_Container

Yup, second rescue this summer for Mr. Carroll. And, not the first time "pilgrims" have visited the site with little more than a bag of rice on their person.

 

It's interesting watching how captivated by the story some people outside Alaska are. Locally, most of us don't understand the fascination with a story about an ill-prepared person going into the Alaskan backcountry and not having things end well. It happens way too often up here.

The book was very good. I think it captivated many who have wished to runaway from it all and have never done it. While reading the book, readers live vicariously through McCandless and feel his freedom and spirit. We all know that the berries killed him, but at least he actually lived his dream.
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...