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Old 09-24-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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I know many young people flock to Alaska every year because of it's rugged wilderness, wanting to escape the modern world and live a more simple lifestyle in the woods. I'm looking for anyone with a story of someone like this who travelled to Alaska and died along their journey, much like the story of Christopher McCandless. If you could provide me with any information to other people who have faced these circumstances, I would appreciate it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Heres one from last week.

Virginia Man Shot, Killed by Alaska State Troopers Near Healy | KTVA CBS 11 | Anchorage, Alaska News and Weather | Outbound XML Feeds
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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From last month;

Canoeists who died in Eagle River had arrived in state that same day: Outdoors | Alaska news at adn.com

2 Montana Women Identified in Eagle River Canoe Drowning - ktuu.com
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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These:

Oregon Motorcyclist Falls Asleep, Drifts Off Parks Highway - ktuu.com

Minnesota Motorcyclist Dies in Alaska Highway Crash - ktuu.com

Fairbanks Crash Kills Motorcyclist on Trans-Continental Trip - ktuu.com
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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This thing turned out to be a debacle:

Hoka Hey Challenge rider crashes in Alaska - ktuu.com

Alaskans among injured in Florida-to-Alaska motorcycle race - ktuu.com

Homer motorcyclist calls Hoka Hey seriously flawed: Alaska Newsreader | Alaska news at adn.com

Hoka Hey motorcycle race participant dies in Alaska crash: Motorsports | Alaska news at adn.com

Judge sentences motorcyclist who crashed into bicyclists: Crime | Alaska news at adn.com
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Hoka Hey - meaning it's a good day to die, seems to be a good name for this race...
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Hoka Hey - meaning it's a good day to die, seems to be a good name for this race...
Or a bad name...depending on how you look at it! Riding a motorcycle is already dangerous enough. No need to go and intentionally enter a race with DEATH anywhere in the name!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Chris McCandless comes to mind.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Or a bad name...depending on how you look at it! Riding a motorcycle is already dangerous enough. No need to go and intentionally enter a race with DEATH anywhere in the name!

I agree - I won't ride them anymore... Been hit too many times.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Here's another idiot who wanted to be one with Alaska....

Timothy Treadwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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