As landmarks they guided themselves by the summits of the far distant mountains, which they supposed to belong to the Bighorn chain.
This vast range has acquired, from its rugged and broken character and its summits of naked granite, the appellation of the Rocky Mountains, a name by no means distinctive, as all elevated ranges are rocky.
If we had gone on, we should have arrived at the summit
, but Harris preferred to ask a lot of questions--as usual, of a man who didn't know anything--and he told us to go back and follow the other route.
The sea, or rather the vast river of ice, wound among its dependent mountains, whose aerial summits
hung over its recesses.
I can still see the trees and bushes growing smaller and smaller as I followed them up its huge slant with my eye, till they became a feathery fringe on the distant summit
. This symmetrical Pyramid of Cheops--this solid mountain of stone reared by the patient hands of men--this mighty tomb of a forgotten monarch--dwarfs my cherished mountain.
The Waziri had reached the outer end of the tunnel, and were winding upward toward the fresh air and the welcome starlight of the kopje's summit
, before Tarzan shook off the detaining hand of reverie and started slowly after them.
He saw creeping across the green meadow a sinuous line of figures of men and horses - some foolish commander was permitting the soldiers of his escort to water their beasts in the open, in plain view from a hundred summits
The distance which separated the travelers from the annular summits
of Tycho was not so great but that they could catch the principal details.
Its base, for about an eighth of its total height, is clothed by dusky woods, and above this a field of snow extends to the summit
. These vast piles of snow, which never melt, and seem destined to last as long as the world holds together, present a noble and even sublime spectacle.
Could we have stepped from summit
of these steep but narrow elevations we could easily have accomplished the distance; but we must penetrate to the bottom of every yawning gulf, and scale in succession every one of the eminences before us.
High above the ground I reached a point whence I could see the summit
of the hill.
And one thing more do I know: I stand now before my last summit
, and before that which hath been longest reserved for me.
A WOLF saw a Goat feeding at the summit
of a steep precipice, where he had no chance of reaching her.
I climbed the topmost summit
, And my gaze swept far and wide For the garden roof where my brother stood, And I fancied that he sighed: My brother serves as a soldier With his comrades night and day; But my brother is wise, and may yet return, Though the dead lie far away.
But with our Alpine productions, left isolated from the moment of the returning warmth, first at the bases and ultimately on the summits
of the mountains, the case will have been somewhat different; for it is not likely that all the same arctic species will have been left on mountain ranges distant from each other, and have survived there ever since; they will, also, in all probability have become mingled with ancient Alpine species, which must have existed on the mountains before the commencement of the Glacial epoch, and which during its coldest period will have been temporarily driven down to the plains; they will, also, have been exposed to somewhat different climatal influences.