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The Young Alaskans in the Rockies   By: (1857-1923)

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THE YOUNG ALASKANS IN THE ROCKIES

BY EMERSON HOUGH

ILLUSTRATED

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON MCMXIII

COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY HARPER & BROTHERS

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER, 1913

[Illustration: A TRAPPER'S SHACK, STANDING AT THE EDGE OF THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN LAKE WHICH LAY GREEN AND MIRROR LIKE, SURROUNDED ON ALL SIDES BY GREAT MOUNTAIN WALLS]

CONTENTS

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I. ROB, JOHN, AND JESSE IN CAMP 9 II. AT THE FIRESIDE 18 III. HITTING THE TRAIL 28 IV. WESTWARD HO 48 V. HIGHER THAN THE ROCKIES 54 VI. THE ATHABASCA AT LAST 63 VII. CROSSING THE ATHABASCA 68 VII. IN HIGH ALTITUDES 78 IX. THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAINS 85 X. RAINBOW LAKE 91 XI. THE PASS 102 XII. THE WILDERNESS 116 XIII. AFTER THE WHITE GOATS 126 XIV. DOWN THE FRASER 144 XV. THE GREAT MOUNTAIN 156 XVI. AT THE TÊTE JAUNE CACHE 162 XVII. LEO THE GRIZZLY HUNTER 172 XVIII. SOUTHWARD BOUND 180 XIX. ON THE CANOE RIVER 186 XX. CARIBOU IN CAMP 192 XXI. THE FIRST BEAR CAMP 198 XXII. THE YOUNG GRIZZLY HUNTERS 215 XXIII. ONWARD BOUND 241 XXIV. THE BOAT ENCAMPMENT 247 XXV. HISTORY ON THE GROUND 263 XXVI. DOWN THE COLUMBIA 276 XXVII. ON THE RAPIDS 283 XXVIII. IN SIGHT OF SAFETY 295 XXIX. STORIES OF THE COLUMBIA 303 XXX. THE END OF THE TRAIL 315

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A TRAPPER'S SHACK, STANDING AT THE EDGE OF THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN LAKE WHICH LAY GREEN AND MIRROR LIKE, SURROUNDED ON ALL SIDES BY GREAT MOUNTAIN WALLS Frontispiece

ROB'S GOAT Facing p. 138

APPROACHING THE GRAND CAÑON ON THE FRASER RIVER " 146

TOWERING ABOVE ALL AND DWARFING ALL RIVALRY THERE STOOD BEFORE THEM ONE GREAT, NOBLE WHITE TOPPED PEAK MT. ROBSON " 158

THE BIG BEND OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER " 248

THE COLUMBIA RIVER, ABOVE THE BOAT ENCAMPMENT " 252

ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER " 300

REVELSTOKE CAÑON " 320

YOUNG ALASKANS IN THE ROCKIES

I

ROB, JOHN, AND JESSE IN CAMP

"Well, here we are, fellows," said Jesse Wilcox, as he threw down an armful of wood at the side of the camp fire. "For my part, I believe this is going to be about the best trip we ever had."

"That's what I was telling Rob to day," said John Hardy, setting down a pail of water near by. "But I hope I won't have to carry water up a bank a hundred feet high every night."

"We are not as far north this time as we were last summer," said Jesse, "but the country looks something the same."

"Yes," replied John, "but last year we were going east and farther away from home every day. Now we're going west to the Rockies and across them, getting closer to home all the time... Continue reading book >>




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