After Winter's First Visit-Gap of the Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., U.S.A.
figureposted on 01.01.1904, 00:00 authored by B.L. Singley
AFTER WINTER'S FIRST VISIT--GAP OF THE GOLDEN GATE, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYO., U.S.A. The roadway through the Golden Gate ascends at a uniform, moderate grade, in numerous graceful curves, and yields, with each turn and with each foot of ascent, new and increasingly bewitching vistas. In this view the young lady is standing between the roadside and the canyon of Little Gardiner River, and is helping herself from a drift of freshly fallen snow. Looking through the Golden Gateway, the light gray rocks,--flecked here, patched there and covered yonder with golden lichens--are intensified in their beauty by the film of freshly fallen snow that rests so gently on all receptive surfaces. In the distance we look across the flat summit of Mt. Everts, named in memory of the unfortunate explorer whose tragic experiences terminated just east of this elevated mass of the main range. Mr. Everts was a member of the celebrated exploring party of 1870. Temporarily separated from the party, he became bewildered, wandered rapidly away from his companions, instead of toward them, and was soon lost in this then entirely uninhabited and unknown region. His horse, frightened by a mountain lion, ran away from him--taking his gun, blankets, matches, and all personal effects--and could not be found. Mr. Everts was exceedingly near-sighted and dependent onglasses; these he lost, and was thus left aone and almost helpless in this vast wilderness. Thirty-seven days passed before he was found and rescued. The details of this thrilling story are intensely interesting.