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Sporting Excursions in the Rocky Mountains (Volume 1); Including a Journey to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chili, &C (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
Discovery Miles 3 810
Sporting Excursions in the Rocky Mountains (Volume 1); Including a Journey to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich...

Sporting Excursions in the Rocky Mountains (Volume 1); Including a Journey to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chili, &C (Paperback)

John Kirk Townsend

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Change in the face of the country--Unpleasant visitationIts effects--North fork of the Platte--A day's journey over the hills--Wormwood bushes and poor pasture--Marmots--Rattlesnake and gopher--Naturalist's success and sacrifices--A sand storm--Wild horses--Killing of a doe antelope--Bluffs of the Platte--The chimney--" Zip Koon," the young antelope--Birds--Feelings and cogitations of a naturalist--Arrival at Laramie's fork--Departure of two "free trappers" on a summer " hunt"--Black Hills--Rough travelling--Red butes--Sweet-water river and Rock Independence--Avocets--Wind river mountains--Rocky Mountain sheep--Adventure of one of the men with a grizzly bear--Rattlesnakes--Toilsome march, and arrival at Sandy river--Suffering of the horses--Anticipated delights of the rendez-vous. On the morning of the 24th of May, we forded the Platte river, or rather its south fork, along which we had been travelling during the previous week. On the northern side, we found 90 CHANGE IN THE COUNTRY. the country totally different in its aspect. Instead of the extensive and apparently interminable green plains, the monotony of which had become so wearisome to the eye, here was a great sandy waste, without a single green thing to vary and enliven the dreary scene. It was a change, however, and we were, therefore, enjoying it, and remarking to each other how particularly agreeable it was, when we were suddenly assailed by vast swarms of most ferocious little black gnats; the whole atmosphere seemed crowded with them, and they dashed into our faces, assaulted our eyes, ears, nostrils, and mouths, as though they were determined to bar our passage through their territory. These little creatures were so exceedingly minute that, singly, they were scarcely visible; and y...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Kirk Townsend
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-15470-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-15470-X
Barcode: 9781154154702

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