Alaska: Wandering into Trouble

Wandering into Trouble

They call him the Wanderer. For the past three years, San Francisco Native John Weymouth, 33, has drifted about the American West and Alaska, keeping to himself, getting by on odd jobs, never staying in one place for very long. Last week the misanthrope, who wants only to be left alone, briefly became a focus of international attention. Early this month the Wanderer took a 2 1/2- mile stroll across the frozen Bering Strait, from America's Little Diomede Island to Big Diomede in the U.S.S.R. The suspicious Soviets moved him to a tiny room on the mainland and interrogated him there...

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