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What is Davis Gulch?

A stream in the middle of Utah.

Why does Krakauer devote Chapter 9 to the story of Everett Ruess?

He's showing similarities between Reuss and McCanlen.

What lias did Reuss carve on the walls of the canyon?


What type of people did Reuss like to spend time with?

Photographers and painters

After a semester at UCLA and a winter in San Francisco, what did Ruess do?

He got his backpack and went out on his adventure.

In regards to family, how do Ruess and Chris compare?

Ruess was close to his family
Chris had strained relations

What similar classic books are favorites of Ruess and Chris?

20,000 leagues

What did Chris and Ruess each do shortly before their deaths?

Wrote letters

What does Ruess's biographer, Ken Sleight, believe happened to Ruess?

He drowned

What is Krakauer's obvious purpose of including the information in Chapter 9?

Showed that Chris wasn't crazy.

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