Bade, William Frederic


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throw an Intense spray of snoe icher 11 s boulder, a stuap or a fall*:*!! tree. On this summer trip, on® night, we camped on an open spot in sight of The Soda Springs. Ur* Muir proposed to ay father that they start a fir© in ft hollow ppYteb pins log, 60 or 80 feet long, lyinr on the pro-uncU He knew it would raise a rumpus, and it did, although there was no danger of setting a if ore at fire, for It wsm on open ground. When the log was well 'afire, the roar cf flame through the hollos? chimney of the log and the intense clouds of stacks, which only a pitch pine log could produce, Made a wonderful display and caused the people at Soda Springs, as we heard afterwards, to think that it was a big forest fire. It burned, all night and kept the cold from us, but was out by morning* There were nc kodaks or handy cameras in those days to enable us to bring back pictures of scenes we hat enjoyed together, but the sketches Br* Stair occasionally mads of trees or meadows, or of mountains and ranges we thought exceedingly good. Many of these were published with his articles %n the Gesttsay Magasln© in those early days and appear also in his collected sorks. They bear out mg recollection that they were good, for even now there ean be distinguished in thes the characteristics of a yellow pine, a sugar pine, or a Douglas Spruce, far better than from isost photographs or kodaks* Mr. Muir sad say father gave us the benefit of definite instruction and advice about walking, skiing, rowing and swimming, which, above everything else, were to be doss in moderation*



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