Erik Halfacre crossing the Teklanika River

Crossing the Teklanika River

When people contact me about hiking the Stampede Trail, the most common questions I'm asked are about the crossing at the Teklanika River. This article will help get you ready for the most difficult water crossing of the trip.

Carine McCandless

Carine McCandless' Letter About the Bus

Carine McCandless, sister of Christopher McCandless, discusses her thoughts and feelings about the bus, traveling there, and it's place in Alaska. This is a must read for anyone thinking about a trip out to the bus.

Jedidiah White at Bus 142 on the Stampede Trail

What to Know Before You Go

Site Administrater, Erik Halfacre, talks about the Stampede Trail. In this article you'll find out everything you need to know, from items to bring, to challenges to expect. The Teklanika River crossing is discussed in detail, as well as other things you might not expect like the constantly wet trail conditions. Read this, and your chances of getting to Bus 142 will greatly improve.

Jedidiah White at Bus 142 on the Stampede Trail

Jedidiah White Spends 22 Days In The Wild

Read about one man's trek to the bus, starting in Denali National Park and traveling north along the Teklanika River. All told White spent twenty-two days in the Alaskan Wilderness on his bus trek.

Erik Halfacre on Gold Chord Mountain

One Point of View

Site Administrator Erik Halfacre discusses his feelings about Christopher McCandless, the Alaskan wilderness, and living a good life.

Sin Mong Xing on the Stampede Trail

Emails With Sin Mong Xing

Sin Mong Xing, a young man from Singapore, was escorted from the wild by Alaska State Troopers early in February of 2011. The newspapers branded the story as a 'rescue.' Is that accurate though? Read the email exchange between site administrator Erik Halfacre and Xing and decide for yourself.

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