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THE LURE OF THE MOUNTAINS THE CANADIAN ALPS tangible and comprehensible, but beyond and above the dark ranparts of the outer range, the towering outer wave of the mountains, float silvery outlines that seem to be the fabric of some other and purer world. Doubt may come with the marvellously clear and hardening light of the western day, but at sunrise, and peculiarly at sunset, the last shreds of uncertainty are swept away. Not of this earth is that dream of fairyland poised mysteriously in the upper air, glowing ...
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Among the Canadian Alps

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Overview

THE LURE OF THE MOUNTAINS THE CANADIAN ALPS tangible and comprehensible, but beyond and above the dark ranparts of the outer range, the towering outer wave of the mountains, float silvery outlines that seem to be the fabric of some other and purer world. Doubt may come with the marvellously clear and hardening light of the western day, but at sunrise, and peculiarly at sunset, the last shreds of uncertainty are swept away. Not of this earth is that dream of fairyland poised mysteriously in the upper air, glowing in exquisite tints, soft as a summer cloud a realm of the spirit to which one might hope to journey over the path of a rainbow. One who has seen this vision may not resist the insistent call to explore the mountain world, to discover what lies beyond the frowning battlements that guard this other realm. The call has been working in the hearts of men for generations. They came alone in the early days, each man fighting his way up through some doorway that led into the heart of the Glittering JIountains. Only the stout of heart might then win through, for this Wonderland was guarded close on every side. Pitfalls awaited the unwary. The explorer must cut his own trail through the wilderness, cross icy torrents, climb alpine passes, find a way through networks of fallen timber....
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  • BN ID: 2940017928509
  • Publisher: Toronto, McClelland
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1918 volume
  • File size: 229 KB

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