Bade, William Frederic
On one occasion in his later years he went to lunch with my brother Tom and me efeen he was in the e£1 far the day. Charles Wheeler, who loved the outdoors, aecospanied us, and we spent the lunch hour listening to Mr, huir's stories of seme oh his experiences in the mountains. wheeler had a place on the McOloud Biver near Mt. Shasta, and we asked Ur* -air about the meat thrilling of all his experiences, his ascent of Mt. Shasta in a snowstorm. He told us how- he arid Jerome fay, a guide from Sissons, were kept from freezing by making their way through the storm to a hot spring above the timber line, where they spent the night. This experience occurred in 18fS» I then related that in 1876 ray father took us all to Sissons and to the HcCloud Biver on a ca.05.plng trip with Jerome Fay and Indian Dan ^cEenzie for our guides, Cn another occasion Mr. Muir and ray father were making the ascent of L*t* Shasta in early summer, and due to a threatening storm, dared go no farther than Shastina, the volcanic cons a few hundred feet below the top* Mr. hudr, while intensely interested in wild life, was never a hunter or a fisbertaan* He loid us that if nothing else, except fishing and hunting, would take men to the woods and the mountain.'?, he could tolerate them, but killing game was unnecessary te provide food, in his opinion, as a man could go many a mile and many a day, as he had done, on tea and biscuits* It was truly remarkable the alias he could travel on foot with a minimum of food* He never tired talking of the water ousel, of its grace and. beauty, its song and habits, in fact, ail birds and animals in -16-
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