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Camping In The Rockies
by Anon
Binding: Paperback, 60 pages
Publisher: Williams Press
Weight: 0.19 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1443771007
ISBN 13: 9781443771009
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AN INTRODUCTION BY EDWIN L. SABIN THE Rocky Mountain region included within favored Colorado, Utah and New Mexico is by every phase the one camping pIace for the worId. Climate. scenery and conveniences make tent life here perfection. Moreover, to the sportsman is proffered game in abundance to the naturaI scientist, animal and plant life of all zones from the temperate to the frigid, and rock formations as varied to the archaeologist, cliff dwelling and pueblo ruins centuries old to the artist, marvelous vistas of valley range and plain, most beautiful edects of sunshine, cloud and shadow, entrancing sunsets and sunrises to the weary and ill, peace and health to the well of mind and body added vigor and feats for testing their endurance. Gloriously sunny days, restful cool nights, no dampness an atmosphere sparkling, crisp and so transparent as to be a treat to the eyes, with every breath a subtle healing draught of pungent ine and cedar and fragrant sage this combination alone makes camping in the Rockies a constant surprise to the initiate and a neer aIIin delight to the veteran. Camping Perfection Such camping shouId appeal strongly to the head of a family. It is safe and practicable to take wife and children and to spend weeks or months, the tent for a habitation. Elsewhere this is difficult dampness and consequent colds, sticky heat, insects, dirt. monotony of sites, warmish water, and other annoyances turn family camping into somewhat of a chore. But in the hospitable Rockies the rains are merely short, stirring thunder storms which quickly pass, and are succeeded by brilliant, drying sunshine chance colds are combatted by deep breathing and bounding circulation the heat is gateful, not sticky, for because of the thin air one may be instantly cool in the shade, and perspiration rapidly evaporates mosquitoes need not be thou of, so limited they are, and they never bother at night dirt is mainly pleasant pine needles, granite, or porous sand which promotes sanitation no site is monotonous, and no two sites are alike water is icy, so that every stream, fed by the melting snows, is a refrigerator. There always is something for every member of the family to do for the adults, trout fishing, mountain climbing, berrying, exploring some virgin plch, roaming stately timber or waving meadows, collecting mountain wild flowers. taking pictures of peak, slope and stream, following bear, beaver or deer sip for the children......


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