The Rocky Mountains do not present a range of uniform elevation, but rather groups and occasionally detached peaks.
We have already noticed the superstitious feelings with which the Indians regard the Black Hills; but this immense range of mountains, which divides all that they know of the world, and gives birth to such mighty rivers, is still more an object of awe and veneration.
There are very few valleys which lead to the central ranges, and the mountains are quite impassable in other parts by beasts of burden.
Having crossed the Peuquenes, we descended into a mountainous country, intermediate between the two main ranges, and then took up our quarters for the night.
"Stand back!" cried the Captain, sternly, and he led his captives through the curious throng until they came before a big range
that stood in the center of the clearing.
At such moments, it seemed as if a vast range
of country lay buried in eternal sleep; not the least sound arising from the forest, unless it was the distant and scarcely audible rippling of a water-course.
"We cannot endure the arctic cold of those high flung passes, and to traverse the endless miles about this interminable range
might re-quire a year or more.
A vast valley now spread itself before the travellers, bounded on one side by the Wind River Mountains, and to the west, by a long range
of high hills.
For two days and nights, crouching behind a rock topped with a growth of mesquite, and with the cliff at my back, suffering agonies of thirst and absolutely hopeless of deliverance, I fought the fellows at long range
, firing occasionally at the smoke of their rifles, as they did at that of mine.
From this point the road, running along Humboldt River, passed northward for several miles by its banks; then it turned eastward, and kept by the river until it reached the Humboldt Range
, nearly at the extreme eastern limit of Nevada.
This quickly took us out of range
of Red-Eye, and the last we saw of him was far out on a point of land, where he was jumping up and down and chanting a paean of victory.
Several of the plants now most numerous over the wide plains of La Plata, clothing square leagues of surface almost to the exclusion of all other plants, have been introduced from Europe; and there are plants which now range
in India, as I hear from Dr.