American wanderer and traveler Christopher McCandless was born on February 12, 1968 in southern California. He spent his first six years in El Segundo LA, before his parents moved the family to Annandale, Virginia. His father worked for NASA and his mother was a secretary – and later a co-partner of sorts in her husband’s self-run consulting business.

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On the left is Walt and Billie, Chris's parents and on the right is Carine, Chris's sisterboychris.jpg

Chris as a young boy, on his first back-packing trip
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Billie, Chris's mom, at bus 142 where Chris's body was found