Wild, rugged Canyon of the Yellowstone, N. W. from Inspiration Point, Yellowstone Park, U.S.A., The
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For a distance of nearly three miles the precipitous sides of the canyon display the most wonderful mingling of colors that can be imagined, but now notice how the trees approach even to the water's edge in this view, and it is true that the canyon beyond Inspiration Point is not so highly colored as there is much more vegetation. Still the stream tumbles along on its rocky bed with the same graceul curves and beautiful reflections of color, and the amost perpendiclular rocks tower some 1,000 or 1,200 feet above. For a distance of almost twenty miles this scene of rare beauty contines, and even though the rocks are here covered wtih pine trees and have lost their brilliant colors, the scenery is still one of wonderful grandeur. "To many visitors the stream far down in the bottom of the canyon is the crowning beauty of the whole scene. It is so distant that its rapid course is diminished to the gentlest movement, and its continuous roar to the subdued murmur of the pine forests. Its winding, hide-and-seek course, its dark surface where the shadows cover it, its bright limpid green under the play of the sunlight, its every recurring foam-white patches, and particularly its display of life where all around is silent and motionless, make it a thing of entrancing beauty to all who behold it.