McCandless bus draws ABC TV crew; locals vexed by risky tourism

Marc Patterson approaches the McCandless bus site with ABC technician in tow; you can view the original Nightline story and photos online (photo by ABC News)

A Canadian man who made national news for his pursuit of a Christopher McCandless style adventure on the Stampede Trail, only lasted a couple days in the wilderness. Marc Patterson was featured in a recent ABC News Nightline piece on McCandless pilgrims. Healy area guide Coke Wallace escorted the TV crew to the bus.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks