Canada: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: No Shangri-La

The legends told about the Northwest's Nahanni (Headless) Valley (TIME, Jan. 20) stirred up so much interest that the Vancouver Sun sent out its own explorers for a first-hand look. By last week the accounts of the travelers, Reporter Pierre Berton and Photographer Art Jones, had, to the surprise of no one, thoroughly shattered all the fantastic folklore of Headless Valley.

From the Sun's chartered airplane, Berton reported he saw no lush vegetation and no great herds of fat animals, only awesome, rugged country buried under deep snow, "a handful of hot springs"...

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