NATURE: End of the Trail

As he began the last lap of his 178-mile, eight-day hike down the old Chesapeake & Ohio Canal last week, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas wore the air of a missionary savoring a particularly satisfying conversion of the heathen tribes. Some of his 37 original companions (TIME, March 29) had dropped out (only eight walked the whole way with Douglas), and a good many more were physically reduced by blisters, swollen ankles and aching muscles. But along the way, even the Washington Post's Editorial Writers Merlo Pusey (who walked 140...

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