Neither had a condom, so they did other sexual things and spent the night. In the third chapter, we learn about Wayne Westerberg, who was another of the many people who gave protagonist Chris McCandless a ride during his hitchhiking odyssey. The next day she crossed several landslides and too tired to continue, camped after hiking only 8. There is no sign of the car's owner. He is successful for the most part, although he loses significant weight. The nightmares were so realistic that Strayed would wake up screaming, but nothing could make the dreams go away.
He showed up every day on time, which, by McDonald's standards, is pretty good. Chris is in the center of the photo, with Wayne Westerburg on the left. Following the flash flood, he hid his car and buried its license plates along with his rifle. In chapter 7, Krakauer meets with Wayne Westerberg--the man for whom Alex worked in South Dakota. Tolstoy and Jack London are two of his favorite authors, whom he pushes on whoever he thinks has the right mindset for them, and whose philosophies and morals he tries to live by.
Chapter 3 Summary Chapter 3 opens with a brief description of Carthage, South Dakota, a small, sleepy town where Krakauer has come to interview Wayne Westerberg. That day as she hiked she saw a bear on the trail and terrified, used her whistle. Jim tried to help him out. A pickup truck of hippies drove by, also looking for the Gathering. During that year Strayed realized that she could not keep her family together as she had hoped she might. Through letters Alex sent to friends, Krakauer pieces together that he spent time in California and Bullhead City, Arizona.
She reinforced her duct-taped booties and kept walking until she caught up with what she assumed to be Highway 89. I must have been a strange child, because I gobbled up the Little House on the Prairie books, when I was supposed to be egocentric and anchored in the present. Impressed, he gave her a business card and told her to get in touch with him when she reached Portland so they could talk more. Strayed spent some time hiking with Stacy and Trina on the alternate route, but then they went ahead in a car that only had room for two. As she hung up, she realized she missed Paul and her old life.
He sends a postcard to Wayne Westerberg at the Sioux Falls work-release facility where his friend has been incarcerated. The next morning she read more of The Novel and decided to call Paul from a payphone. Strayed missed a fork in the trail at one point and discovered that she was on a parallel route called the Oregon Skyline Trail. Bluestar then becomes enraged, telling him that there is never enough. McCandless reaches the Morelos Dam and the Mexican border.
Even though she had planned to keep going, she spent the day by the springs treating her already numerous blisters and bruises. Rusty is confused as to why Graypaw would want to live in the forest, and suggests that he becomes a kittypet. With its loss, he discontinues his journal entries, as well. As she hiked later in the day, she came across Stacy, who was walking southbound. Dying at 45 was just one of many things her mother had done wrong in her life, and as Strayed walked, she recounted them.
Lionheart continues to explain that the Clans do meet peacefully at the full moon and praises Firepaw when he says there must be one soon, but the truce can only last for that night. Every time she did heroin, he said, was like playing Russian roulette. Just after they told her this, an old man at the register told Strayed she could stay in one of the cabins for next to nothing. The two dogs fight until the camp is over run by eighty to a hundred starving dogs, who take on the dog team. Chapter 4 Chris McCandless went on many adventures during his trip. This was a good thing, the woman insisted, because voids released energy. She kept having recurring nightmares in which Bigfoot kidnapped her and brought her to an entire village filled with other Bigfoots.
She reached a crossroad and decided to walk off the trail, reasoning that she would eventually find civilization since there was a highway 20 miles east of the trail. She kept passing trees that looked familiar and felt she was going in circles. At lunch she took off her sweaty Bob Marley shirt to let it dry. When Strayed reached Crater Lake, all she could think was that it was once a place of lava and destruction. He never stopped talking about his ''great Alaskan odyssey. In Arizona, Chris met a man named Charlie, who showed him a trailer he could live in for a while. Buck means to have this rabbit, but Spitz gets to it first and this starts the fight to the death between the two dogs.