Allow me to offer one minor addition to Greg King's self-stirring narrative ("Mailbox," March 5) about his solo discovery of the Headwaters Forest (an event, along with publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, that some feel marked the beginning of the environmental movement).

Greg King wrote, "The big grove was trackless with dozens of headwater streams that divulged no clear direction of travel." Greg shouldn't have been surprised. Streams quit divulging anything to white men -- much less travel directions -- when Walt Whitman died in 1892.

Jim Dodge, Arcata

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