The Mountains: The Adventures of a Tenderfoot Stewart Edward White

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The Mountains: The Adventures of a Tenderfoot  by  Stewart Edward White

The Mountains: The Adventures of a Tenderfoot by Stewart Edward White
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*New Introduction, annotations, research, editing, by Linda Pendleton.In 1904, it was said of Stewart Edward White’s book, “The Mountains,” that the great outdoors awakens under White’s pen as he writes of his wanderings in the mountains of the West.More*New Introduction, annotations, research, editing, by Linda Pendleton.In 1904, it was said of Stewart Edward White’s book, “The Mountains,” that the great outdoors awakens under White’s pen as he writes of his wanderings in the mountains of the West. He does not conceal the hardships, the dangers, and discomforts of mountain travel, as he shares practical advice on pack horses, camp food, camp gear, formal tourists on the trail in Yosemite, cowboys, prospectors, fishing and golden trout, the gigantic redwoods, and the fauna and flora, along with the beauty and enjoyment of spending time in nature.

He also writes with humor of the tenderfoot, a man who wonders the mountain trails without ever learning the true lessons of the country.In the fascinating chronicle of life on the California mountain trails more than one hundred years ago, he wrote, “For the ridge, ascending from seaward in a gradual coquetry of foot-hills, broad low ranges, cross-systems, cañons, little flats, and gentle ravines, inland dropped off almost sheer to the river below.

And from under your very feet rose, range after range, tier after tier, rank after rank, in increasing crescendo of wonderful tinted mountains to the main crest of the Coast Ranges, the blue distance, the mightiness of Californias western systems. The eye followed them up and up, and farther and farther, with the accumulating emotion of a wild rush on a toboggan.

There came a point where the fact grew to be almost too big for the appreciation, just as beyond a certain point speed seems to become unbearable. It left you breathless, wonder-stricken, awed. You could do nothing but look, and look, and look again, tongue-tied by the impossibility of doing justice to what you felt. And in the far distance, finally, your soul, grown big in a moment, came to rest on the great precipices and pines of the greatest mountains of all, close under the sky.”In Linda Pendleton’s new Introduction we learn who Stewart Edward White was and the legacy he left of his many fiction and nonfiction books following his death in 1946.

An explorer, conservationist, naturalist, and big game hunter, his love for nature, conservation, and adventure were to become very much a part of his literary works over his long literary career. Several of his nonfiction works are classics in the exploration of the paranormal and communication from the spirit world. He wrote with passion, whether about the adventures beyond the veil or about adventures in nature and the earthly frontier.Linda Pendleton is author of nonfiction and fiction books, comics, and ecourses.



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