“Anybody may make this trip and be blest by it - old or young, sick or well, soft, succulent people whose limbs have never ripened, as well as sinewy mountaineers; for the climate is kindly, and one has only to breathe the exhilarating air and gaze and listen while being carried smoothly onward over the glassy waters. Even the blind may be benefited by laving and bathing in the balmy, velvety atmosphere, and the unjust as well as the just; for I fancy that even sins must be washed away in such a climate, and at the feet of such alters as the Alaska mountains are.” -John Muir
“The the long ranks of spruce and cedar along the mainland are set free; and when at length the cloud-mantle vanishes, the colossal cone of Mt. Rainier, 14,000 feet high, appears in spotless white, looking down over the dark woods like the very god of the landscape.” -John Muir
“Every features becomes more rigidly alpine, without, however, producing any chilling effect; for going to the mountains is like going home.” -John Muir
Be good to each other,
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