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Sierra Club Bulletin, Volume 9...


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. 1915 Excerpt: ... CRAGS FROM NEAR WOODWORTH MT. Photo by J. N. Le Conte. drying out wet sleeping-bags and wearing apparel. In spite of the rain we started forth on our side-trips in three divisions. The Triple Falls brigade was to stay three nights at the falls on Cartridge Creek, making daily trips to points of interest. Another party went to Marion Lake and crossed into the Palisade Basin and visited Grouse Valley, and a third, the picked mountaineers, attempted the difficult and dangerous climb of the North Palisade (14,254 feet). The first night we all camped together up Cartridge Creek Canon at Triple Falls. Next day we separated to go our various ways. It would take too long to relate the details of the trip to the Palisade Lake Basin, the long snow and ice slide, the magnificent storm clouds, the dead tree which we set on fire and which fell in the night among the sleeping bags, the incessant rain which at first seemed to succeed in defeating the project of gaining the summit, then the safe ascent of all those who waited over an extra day to try again. About this time hearts began to grow heavy, for the end of the outing was drawing near. Only the four days' trip to Shaver was left and the 1913 outing would be over. These days were unsurpassed in beauty by any other part of the trip. The first night's camp was in Tehipite Valley with its wonderful cliffs and pinnacles and great dome, rising nearly 4,000 feet in the air above the floor of the valley. The rain need not be mentioned since everybody but the photographers had grown used to it by this time. While we have always, while travelling in the Sierra, prepared for a passing thunder shower, we never dreamed that it could rain so many days in succession, and at all hours of the day and night. The photographers sat w... Hide synopsis

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