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Cruisings in the Cascades A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, Amateur Photography, Hunting, and Fishing   By:

Cruisings in the Cascades A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, Amateur Photography, Hunting, and Fishing by George O. Shields

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CRUISINGS IN THE CASCADES.

A NARRATIVE OF

Travel, Exploration, Amateur Photography, Hunting, and Fishing,

WITH SPECIAL CHAPTERS ON

HUNTING THE GRIZZLY BEAR, THE BUFFALO, ELK, ANTELOPE, ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT, AND DEER; ALSO ON TROUTING IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS; ON A MONTANA ROUND UP; LIFE AMONG THE COWBOYS, ETC.

BY G. O. SHIELDS, ("COQUINA")

AUTHOR OF "RUSTLINGS IN THE ROCKIES," "HUNTING IN THE GREAT WEST," "THE BATTLE OF THE BIG HOLE," ETC.

CHICAGO AND NEW YORK: RAND, MCNALLY & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS. 1889.

COPYRIGHT, 1889, BY RAND, MCNALLY & CO.

The articles herein on Elk, Bear, and Antelope Hunting are reprinted by the courtesy of Messrs. Harper & Brothers, in whose Magazine they were first published; and those on Buffalo Hunting and Trouting are reproduced from "Outing" Magazine, in which they first appeared.

"Come live with me and be my love. And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys, dales and fields, Woods or steepy mountains, yield." Marlowe.

"Earth has built the great watch towers of the mountains, and they lift their heads far up into the sky, and gaze ever upward and around to see if the Judge of the World comes not." Longfellow.

PREFACE.

And now, how can I suitably apologize for having inflicted another book on the reading public? I would not attempt it but that it is the custom among authors. And, come to think of it, I guess I won't attempt it anyway. I will merely say, by way of excuse, that my former literary efforts, especially my "Rustlings in the Rockies," have brought me in sundry dollars, in good and lawful money, which I have found very useful things to have about the house. If this volume shall meet with an equally kind reception at the hands of book buyers, I shall feel that, after all, I am not to blame for having written it.

THE AUTHOR.

CHICAGO, MARCH, 1889.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

The Benefits, Mental and Physical, of Mountain Climbing A Never failing Means of Obtaining Sound Sleep and a Good Appetite The Work to be in Proportion to the Strength of the Climber People Who Would Like to See, but are Too Lazy to Climb How the Photograph Camera May Enhance the Pleasures and Benefits of Mountain Climbing Valuable Souvenirs of Each Ascent How "These Things are Done in Europe" An Effective Cure for Egotism.

CHAPTER II.

The Cascade Mountains Compared with the Rockies Characteristics and Landmarks of the Former The Proper Season for Cruising in the Cascades Grand Scenery of the Columbia Viewing Mount Tacoma from the City of Tacoma Men Who Have Ascended this Mysterious Peak Indian Legends Concerning the Mountain Evil Spirits, Who Dwell in Yawning Caverns The View from the Mountain Crater Lake and the Glaciers Nine Water falls in Sight from One Point.

CHAPTER III.

The City of Seattle A Booming Western Town Lumbering and Salmon Canning Extensive Hop Ranches Rich Coal and Iron Mines Timber Resources of Puget Sound Giant Firs and Cedars A Hollow Tree for a House Big Timber Shipped to England A Million Feet of Lumber from an Acre of Land Novel Method of Logging No Snow in Theirs A World's Supply of Timber for a Thousand Years.

CHAPTER IV.

Length, Breadth, and Depth of Puget Sound Natural Resources of the Surrounding Country Flora and Fauna of the Region Great Variety of Game Birds and Animals Large Variety of Game and Food Fishes A Paradise for Sportsman or Naturalist A Sail Through the Sound Grand Mountains in Every Direction The Home of the Elk, Bear, Deer, and Salmon Sea Gulls as Fellow Passengers Photographed on the Wing Wild Cattle on Whidby Island Deception Pass; its Fierce Current and Wierd Surroundings Victoria, B... Continue reading book >>




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