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Chris Collard At The 49th Parallel

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They say it's the journey, not the destination: With the tightened security after 9/11, I was expecting vibration- and sound-sensing equipment, Border Patrol officers creeping around the bush, and floodlights-or something. My GPS registered 49º00'00, and beyond lay Canada. But I was completely alone. No warning signs, helicopters, nada, I waited-nothing.