Bus 142 Visitors on the Stampede Trail
During the years the bus sat in a clearing above the Sushana River twenty miles out the Stampede Trail, many people made the trip there and safely returned to their friends & family. Some travelers came by helicopter, snow machine or other motorized vehicle when the rivers were passable. A successful hike required significant preparation to avoid rescue, injury, or even death. If you visited Bus 142, we’d love to include your photo on this community page.
“…I saw graffiti covering the worn sheet metal walls, much of it scrawled by pilgrims inspired by Jon’s book to visit my brother’s final resting place. Many had come from distant points around the globe. While the messages had their differences — some were quite heartrending, while others appeared to have been written with elation – they all led me to believe that what draws individuals to this place is not so much about connecting with something they’ve found in Chris, but rather to reconnect with something they’ve lost in themselves.”
– from the book The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless