Thursday, September 1, 2011

2 far out places complete with Google Maps

Barker Ranch - home to Charles Manson

(what's left of Barker Ranch after recent fires)

Barker Ranch is infamous as the last hideout of Charles Manson and his "family" after the gruesome Los Angeles murder spree. It is located inside Death Valley National Park in eastern California.  The Inyo County sheriff department, California Highway Patrol, and National Park Service law enforcement captured the group in raids on October 10 and October 12, 1969.

The Christopher McCandless Alaskan Hideout

(the bus still sits in Alaska - 2011 photo)

Christopher Johnson McCandless was an American hitchhiker hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live a period of solitude.  Four months later, McCandless' remains were found, weighing only 67 pounds.  He passed away at the young age of 24.

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