Because of its fluctuating waters, Chris is able to cross the river easily in early spring, but finds it impossible to ford in late summer. As such, it stands as a symbol of nature’s ever-shifting ways.
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The Teklanika River Symbol Timeline in Into the Wild
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Teklanika River appears in Into the Wild. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17 - The Stampede Trail
In search of clues at Chris’ bus, Krakauer and two friends zip line across the Teklanika River. Had Chris known about this line a year earlier he might have lived, but he...
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