National Geographic : 1974 Feb
Gnawing at the calm of the wilderness, a lumberjack's chain saw bites into an eastern hemlock. Another man strips a fallen tree of its branches. The shovel-snouted skidder will drag the logs to a road where giant trucks will bear them to sawmills. To preserve the wilderness character of the Allagash Waterway, logging or construction of any kind is prohibited within a zone 400 to 800 feet from the high-water mark. Beyond that, and up to one mile from the waterway, the State of Maine permits selective harvesting of timber. On occasion a canoeist might find his afternoon reverie interrupted by the snarling whine of a saw or the thunder of a logging truck crossing a bridge. Licking her chops, a red fox (right)leaves a campsite and a meal of chick en spread provided her by campers. Accustomed to such handouts, the nor mally wary animal came to within 15 feet of her benefactors. Conservation ists discourage feedings, especially of foxes, which are prime carriers of rabies.