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.
Hence we must conclude, that both the Peuquenes and Portillo ranges were partially upheaved and exposed to wear and tear, when the conglomerate was forming; but as the beds of the conglomerate have been thrown off at an angle of 45 degs.
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.
The land had been cleared of wood for a reasonable distance around the work, but every other part of the scene lay in the green livery of nature, except where the limpid water mellowed the view, or the bold rocks thrust their black and naked heads above the undulating outline of the mountain ranges
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.
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.
Beyond, to the west, rose range
of mountains cuddling purple mists of atmosphere in their valleys; and still beyond, over the last range
of all, he saw the silver sheen of the Pacific.