NATURE: The Woods Walkers

The skies were grey as the last day of winter dawned last week at Cumberland, Md., western terminus of the long abandoned Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, a nature lover who fully expects nature to fight back, was well armored (in Levis, green wool shirt, high-cut boots, poplin jacket, two cameras and a musette bag), and he looked pleased. At 8:30, while fivescore curious Marylanders watched, he stepped briskly away from an old stone lockhouse and down the wilderness bordered canal bank toward Washington, 189 miles away....

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