Mountaineer Volume 5-9

Mountaineer Volume 5-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... and chicks seen by some of us gave significance to the name. An abysmal gorge, at the unseen bottom of which the roaring Tahoma could be heard, separated the park from the dome which was so near, however, that as one sat on the brink and attempted to write a letter the cold emanating from the vast glacier field opposite benumbed the fingers, while the afternoon sun roasted the back. From here one looked across to the great rock mass of Glacier Island rising high above the immense fields of ice surrounding it, which it splits into the South Tahoma and the larger Tahoma Glacier proper. To the right was Pyramid Peak and reaching up toward the summit from it the rugged rocky Success Cleaver, terminating far aloft in the snowy Peak Success, while to the left, as far as one could see, stretched the abyss. Some of the more ambitious ones climbed the Pyramid during the afternoon, and a few, Mount Ararat in addition, but most of us were content to be lazy and we slept, wrote letters, and basked in the warm sunshine while drinking in the marvelous views. On Wednesday, August 4, rising call sounded at 4:30 and we awoke to find ice in our drinking cups, and sleeping bags white and stiff with frost but across the valley was a fairy scene, long to be remembered, a most charmingly beautiful moonlight illumination of the mountains. The day soon warmed. A forest trail led to St. Andrews Park, twelve miles (so the leaders said, though it seemed nearer twenty before we finished it), first down and down to the bottom of the bottomless gorge, across Tahoma Creek on a huge fallen tree, then up and up and up on the switchbacks, past the three lovely falls of St. Andrews Creek to the snake trail leading into the park. This faintly marked way we followed for a...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834933
  • 9781236834935