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    Default Hikers in AK trying to reach "the bus" rescued


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    seems like this happens every year.........

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    Were I to be appointed King in Charge of Everything in the Area, I would haul that bus out of the woods and chop it up for scrap. It's starting to remind me of Stephen King's "Christine."

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    Does anyone know this area. Several accounts of problems are related to river crossings, rivers rising, etc. Did the bus cross these rivers to get to its resting place? Is there a road into the site? If the bus made it there, the terrain can't be too challenging. That just leaves weather and stupidity to cause problems.

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    Pretty interesting how few people who need a selfie with the bus either failed to read the book or didnít understand how McCandless died.

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    see below........


    trying to edit my post and got all messed up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleolith54 View Post


    Does anyone know this area. Several accounts of problems are related to river crossings, rivers rising, etc. Did the bus cross these rivers to get to its resting place? Is there a road into the site? If the bus made it there, the terrain can't be too challenging. That just leaves weather and stupidity to cause problems.


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    doing a quick google search brings this up---


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stampede_Trail

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    Good info.^^^^
    I'm surprised the Yutan Construction Company has not been sued under the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine. They abandoned their property on public land leading to the death, misadventure and rescue of several idiots, lol

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    few people who need a selfie with the bus either failed to read the book or didnít understand how McCandless died
    It's the same way with A Walk In the Woods. I found the book hysterical because it was pretty obvious that these two guys had no idea what traversing the AT would entail, and consequently didn't get very far. How someone could read this book, and then conclude that walking the AT without proper preparation is a good idea, is beyond me.

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    Cut the damn bus up, get a chopper and yank it out of there. Problem solved.
    "It goes to show you never can tell." - Charles Edward Anderson Berry

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsoloBootsSuk View Post
    Good info.^^^^
    I'm surprised the Yutan Construction Company has not been sued under the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine. They abandoned their property on public land leading to the death, misadventure and rescue of several idiots, lol
    Yeah, there's always someone else to blame for people being idiots, especially if it's a company. Why not just sue Krakauer for writing the book? Shoot, he probably even made money from book sales, a serious transgression. For that matter, let's close down Everest, it attracts far more over-funded and under-qualified people than the bus ever will.

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    here's some info about what it would take to remove it....


    https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Mo...399562001.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNhiker View Post
    here's some info about what it would take to remove it....


    https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Mo...399562001.html
    Worth the effort. Hauling out the trash and maybe saving a life or two.
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    There are a few certain realities of life, one being you cannot protect people from themselves. Every year people head out for an adventure woefully unprepared, be it an abandoned bus in AK or on the AT and suffer the consequences of nature indifferent to their plight.

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    The wiki article says the bus serves as a backcountry shelter for hikers, hunters, etc. Other than its appearance, how is it any different from any other backcountry shelter, and why would we single it out for removal?

    People make bad decisions, and they will continue to do so, whether the construction company is sued, or the author, or somebody else.

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    It has gained so much notoriety now that I'm surprised someone hasn't salvaged it. If I had restaurant up there, I 'd throw up a pavilion in the back parking lot and use the bus to attack business.

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    The bus currently sits on state property, and is considered an abandoned vehicle. Bruce Sackinger, a Natural Resource Specialist with DNR said anyone who is interested in moving or disposing of the bus would need to go through DNR in Fairbanks and submit a detailed proposal That proposal would need to include what you want from the state, a plan to move to move the bus and what you plan to do with it.

    Sackinger said once the proposal is submitted, the bureaucratic process begins, and depending on permitting and whether or not someone wants to take ownership of the bus would determine how long it would take before anyone received approval to move it. They said it would likely take at least a year based on paperwork, the amount of public input and consideration of competing interests.
    Or some enterprising anarchists could pack out some acetylene torches and dismantle the thing and scatter the pieces. Or just leave them to rust -- I imagine a pile of scrap metal would hold a lot less allure.

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    Regrettably, not everyone is "hiker material", and yet they hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsoloBootsSuk View Post
    Use the bus to attack business.
    WAR BUS ROLL OUT

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