A difference is to be perceived even between these mountain hunters and those of the lower regions along the waters of the Missouri.
State of the fur trade of the Rocky Mountains American enterprises General Ashley and his associates Sublette, a famous leader Yearly rendezvous among the mountains Stratagems and dangers of the trade Bands of trappers Indian banditti Crows and Blackfeet Mountaineers Traders of the Far West Character and habits of the trapper
He saw how many knights had broken their necks in vain, but undaunted he approached the steep mountain on foot and began the ascent.
For long he had heard his parents speak of the beautiful Princess who sat in the golden castle at the top of the Glass Mountain.
A mountain is an island on the land; and the intertropical mountains before the Glacial period must have been completely isolated; and I believe that the productions of these islands on the land yielded to those produced within the larger areas of the north, just in the same way as the productions of real islands have everywhere lately yielded to continental forms, naturalised by man's agency.
It is indeed a remarkable fact to see so many of the same plants living on the snowy regions of the Alps or Pyrenees, and in the extreme northern parts of Europe; but it is far more remarkable, that the plants on the White Mountains, in the United States of America, are all the same with those of Labrador, and nearly all the same, as we hear from Asa Gray, with those on the loftiest mountains of Europe.
Hunt and his party were now on the skirts of the Black Hills, or Black Mountains, as they are sometimes called; an extensive chain, lying about a hundred miles east of the Rocky Mountains, and stretching in a northeast direction from the south fork of the Nebraska, or Platte River, to the great north bend of the Missouri.
The wild recesses of these hills, like those of the Rocky Mountains, are retreats and lurking-places for broken and predatory tribes, and it was among them that the remnants of the Cheyenne tribe took refuge, as has been stated, from their conquering enemies, the Sioux.
Out of the grove they pulled to the steep divide, which was no more than a buttress of Sonoma Mountain.
The timber beyond clothed the mountain in solid green to what they took to be the top.
What this incomparable mountain
really is, with all the projections converging toward it, and the interior excrescences of its crater, photography itself could never represent.
He who climbeth on the highest mountains
, laugheth at all tragic plays and tragic realities.
The lower beds in this great pile of strata, have been dislocated, baked, crystallized and almost blended together, through the agency of mountain
masses of a peculiar white soda-granitic rock.
Go up the mountain
, if you dare, and find out what the First and Foremost will do to you
The passages from Sketches from Memory show that Hawthorne had visited the mountains
in one of his occasional rambles from home, but there are no entries in his Note Books which give accounts of such a visit.