The Call Of The Mountains; Rambles Among The Mountains And Canyons Of The United States And Canada

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byLe Roy Jeffers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1922 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V MOUNT RAINIER, OUR GREATEST 8NOW PEAK WHO can view the great white cone of Mt. Rainier, 14,408 feet in height, from Seattle or Tacoma without longing for a closer acquaintance with this giant among our mountains? One may journey by train from Tacoma to Ashford and then by auto to Paradise Inn on the southern slope of Rainier, or he may go by auto all the way from Seattle and Tacoma. Only five per cent of the Mount Rainier National Park, comprising eighteen square miles, is usually visited by the public, who see only the southern side of the peak. Recently I went over the route of a new road, which has since been completed, through the forest to the northeastern entrance of the park; but it is still ten miles by trail up the White River to Summerland, a natural park on the northeastern slope of Rainier. On the northwestern side of the mountain a road is being built from Fairfax up the Carbon River, which it is hoped may be extended to an elevation of about 8,0o0 feet overlooking the Carbon Glacier and the great Willis Wall. This seldom-visited northern side of Rainier is perhaps the wildest and most rugged, having wonderful parks and viewpoints such as Grand Park and the view from the Sluiskin Mountains. Giant avalanches may be seen falling from the 300-foot crown of snow above the Willis Wall for over 3,500 feet to the glacier. On the northwest Spray Park delights the eye; on the west Klapatche Park with the Puyallup Glacier is exceedingly wild and craggy. Here are unequaled fields of avalanche lilies blooming close to lingering snowbanks in midsummer. For a camping trip there is nothing better than a visit to these western and northern parks, but the trail should be relocated to give finer views on the way. When the Carbon River road is finished,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1922 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V MOUNT RAINIER, OUR GREATEST 8NOW PEAK WHO can view the great white cone of Mt. Rainier, 14,408 feet in height, from Se...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217573398

ISBN - 13:9780217573399

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