Title: Touring Alaska and the Yellowstone
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Taylor, Charles M. (Charles Maus), 1849-
Publisher: Philadelphia : G.W. Jacobs & Co.
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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ountain by acircuitous path, covering a distance of forty miles:but a direct line from this point to Golden Stationwould measure but eight miles. A vast ravine isbefore us, and the stately Mount Macdonald on oneside and the Hermit on the other, stand guard overthe narrow entrance to Rogers Pass, and exhibittheir shining green glaciers as signs that perpetualwinter reigns in these realms. A rocky shape onthe edge of the precipice, resembling the form of acowled monk with his dog, has given to the Her-mit Mountain its name. Immense snow sheds have been constructed atintervals along the western slopes of these moun-tains, some a half mile, others a mile in width.These sheds are built of heavy squared cedartimber, dove-tailed and bolted together, backedwith rock, and fitted into the mountain-sides insuch a manner as to bid defiance to the most terrificavalanche and the mighty gales which sweepthese latitudes in winter. Some of the avalanchesdeposit banks of sixty feet of ice and snow upon
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Kicking Horse Pass See page 65 Among the Giants 81 ihese sheds; snow frequently falls to a depth ofeight feet, the total for a season averaging, it isstated, from fifty to sixty feet. Now and then we are startled by the roar of amighty cataract as it rushes over rocks and snow.We are gradually descending and soon reach GlacierStation, at an altitude of 4,122 feet. Many pleasant acquaintances have been made aswe together viewed these wonderful scenes: amongthese were two ladies from Boston, who had en-joyed the journey from Banff to Seattle so muchthat, after making the entire trip as originallyplanned, but a fortnight since, they are repeatingthis part of their route. We reached Glacier House towards evening. Thelight fall of rain did not affect the majestic pictureswhich surrounded us. The Great Glacier is a vastplateau of glistening ice, a mile and a half fromthe hotel. It is estimated that this enormous massmeasures from three to five miles in width on thesurface, and extends many
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