Sierra Club Bulletin, Volume 3

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The Club., 1901
 

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Página 164 - To explore, enjoy and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and cooperation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Página 80 - ... topography. From the head of Middle Fork of Red river eastward, for several miles, the dividing ridge is narrow, and the thickness of rock above the Conglomerate slight. After passing Chimney Top and Lower Devil creeks, the surface of the country becomes more even, the hills low, not usually extending more than one hundred and fifty or two hundred feet above the branches of the main creek, while the slopes of the hills are so gentle that they can be, and in many cases now are, cultivated clear...
Página 52 - After supper, I went with Mr. Muir and sat on a high rock, jutting into the lake. It was full moon. I never saw a more delightful scene. This little lake, one mile long and a half mile wide, is actually embosomed in the mountains, being surrounded by rocky eminences two thousand feet high, of the most picturesque forms, which come down to the very water's edge. The deep stillness of the night ; the silvery light and deep shadows of the mountains; the reflection on the water, broken into thousands...
Página 335 - California and for the benefit of succeeding generations. The commissioners appointed by the Governor shall hold office for four years. Vacancies shall be filled by the Governor. SEC. 2. The sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Slate treasury not otherwise appropriated, which shall be subject to the control of said commission, but which shall be...
Página 185 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and hereby is, authorized and directed to...
Página 48 - August the party was encamped on a meadow near what is now called Eagle Peak, and there LeConte made the following entry in his journal: After dinner, lay down on our blankets, and gazed ^ up through the magnificent tall spruces into the deep blue sky and the gathering masses of white clouds. Mr. Muir gazes and gazes and cannot get his fill. He is a most passionate lover of nature. Plants, and flowers, and forests, and sky, and clouds, and mountains, seem actually to haunt his imagination. He seems...
Página 42 - Oh, the glory of the view!" It was on his first visit to Yosemite that Le Conte met John Muir, "in rough miller's garb, whose intelligent face and earnest, clear blue eyes," excited his interest. He found the California naturalist "a gentleman of rare intelligence, of much knowledge of science, particularly of botany . . . thoroughly acquainted with the mountains in the vicinity.
Página 122 - Valley, no fewer than forty-two are displayed within a radius of ten miles. The whole number in the Sierra can hardly be less than fifteen hundred, not counting the smaller pools and tarns, which are innumerable.
Página 122 - They nestle in rocky nooks and hollows about all the high peaks and in the larger cations, reflecting their stern, rugged beauty and giving charming animation to the bleakest and most forbidding landscapes. From the summit of Red Mountain, a day's journey to the east of Yosemite Valley, forty-two may be seen within a radius of eight or ten miles. The whole number in the Sierra can hardly be less than fifteen hundred, exclusive of the smaller gems, which are innumerable. Perhaps two-thirds of them...
Página 334 - Park Commission, whose duty it shall be to select such land from that tract of land commonly known as the Big Basin, situate in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties, in the State of California, upon which are growing trees of the species known as Sequoia sempervirens, and which in the judgment of said commission, is most suitable for a park, the purpose of which is to preserve a body of these trees from destruction, and maintain them for the honor of the State of California and for the benefit of succeeding...

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