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" I sprang upon the summit, and another step would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a gradual fall, the field sloped off for about a mile, until... "
Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 ... - Page 69
by John Charles Frémont, John Torrey, James Hall - 1845 - 693 pages
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United States Magazine, Volume 3

Seba Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1856
...gradual f«ll. the- field sloped off for aoout a mile, untfl it «truck the foot of another lower r-'Jge. I stood on a narrow crest, about three feet in width, with an inclination of about 20 deg. N.. 51 deg. E. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity I descended, and each...
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Incidents in American History

United States - 1856 - 448 pages
...the summit, and another step would have precipitated me into an immense field below. ... As soon as 1 had gratified the first feelings of curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn ; for I would only allow one it a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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Memoir of the life and public services of John Charles Frémont ...

John Bigelow - California - 1856 - 480 pages
...step would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet belowTo the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a gradual fall, the field sloped oft' for about a mile, until it struck the foot of another lower ridge. I stood on a narrow crest,...
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The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson: The Nestor of the Rocky Mountains ...

De Witt Clinton Peters - Frontier and pioneer life - 1858 - 522 pages
...would have precipi" tated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet " below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy preci"pice ; and then, with...curiosity, " I descended, and each man ascended in his turn, for 1 " would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable "and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures: Or, Life in the West

John C. Van Tramp - Mississippi River - 1858 - 640 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...feet in width, with an inclination of about 20° N. 50° E. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity, I descended, and each nian ascended...
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Early Indiana Trials and Sketches: Reminiscences

Oliver Hampton Smith - Indiana - 1858 - 640 pages
...another step would have precipitated me into an immense snowfield, 500 feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...off for about a mile, until it struck the foot of the lower ridge. I stood upon a narrow crest, about three feet in width, with an inclination of about...
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Early Indiana trials and sketches: reminiscences

Oliver Hampton Smith - Indiana - 1858 - 640 pages
...fall, the field sloped off for about a mile, until it struck the foot of the lower ridge. I stood upon a narrow crest, about three feet in width, with an...20° N., 51° E. As soon as I had gratified the first feeling of curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn, for I would only allow one at...
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The great West: containing narratives of the most important and interesting ...

Henry Howe - Mississippi River Valley - 1858 - 576 pages
...I sprang upon the summit, and another step would have precipitated me into an immense field below. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn ; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which, it seemed,...
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The life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane: and of other distinguished American ...

Samuel Mosheim Smucker - Explorers - 1859 - 406 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...20° N. 51° E. As soon as I had gratified the first feeling of curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn; for I would only allow one at...
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PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES OF LIFE IN THE WEST

JOHN C. VAN TRAMP - 1866
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...feet in width, with an inclination of about 20° N. 50° E. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity, I descended, aiid each man ascended...
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