As locations where hippies and vagabonds coalesce to run away from their fears, responsibilities, and everyday life, the Slabs and Oh-My-God-Hot-Springs are a symbol of “itinerant society” and the transient, alternative culture of nomads and hitchhikers.
The Slabs and Oh-My-God-Hot-Springs Symbol Timeline in Into the Wild
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Slabs and Oh-My-God-Hot-Springs appears in Into the Wild. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5 - Bullhead City
...to visit him, but before they can depart Chris arrives at their campsite located at the Slabs , an unconventional campground for vagabonds and drifters. Chris explains that he was tired of... (full context)
Chapter 6 - Anza-Borrego
...Ronald Franz, an eighty-one-year-old man and a devout Christian, who gives him a ride to Oh-My-God Hot Springs , a winter refuge for hippies and nomads, that is close to Chris’ campsite. (full context)