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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 28, 1889)
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llorton's cabin, weary, footaor and with aching hack,
after two mow day of toil.
After a few tiny of much needed nut at Morton',
wo were gladdened liy the arrival of the nMMir,
bringing two aouthern touriat. who wore well uipNd
fur deer and War hunting ; but the linn had driven
the pine out of thin region, and we had to content
oiintelven with trollinn for trout in akin. The favor
ite Kmt wn olV the mouth of the river, and with hhhi
huit we hiniieil in one day upward of forty large trout,
mcamiring from fourteen to twenty-two Indict In length.
(ialona ha leen found in paying unntitic near
the hend of the Stchokin river, and tevoral claim ar
lioing dcveliiMd there.
Over the doorway of Morton' cabin in ft lgn, of
which a frtc-niinile in given in the niwmpftnyltig akotch
apoed of a hurriciuie, accompanied hy terrific crack
ling nnd roaring. It wan a grand, hut fearful, eeta
cle, hh we lay on the untul har on the nighf of Auguat
Jinl, watching the ininicnw aheet of luri.l llaine lick
ing up everything in their ath an they followed along
the nhore of the lake, from the water' edge to the very
Hummit, making a veritnhle mountain of fire. At fre
quent interval huge rock loosened hy the great heat
went tumbling down the precipitoii mountain idc
with n mailing noiao and plunged into the lake below,
throwing up great mliiiiiim of water, red tinted in the
glure of the burning forcat.
The next day. finding the .ny nimble to travel,
we left him in Morton' care, and, dividing the pack
Mween uh. ntarted once more for the paw. After
twelve hour of trudging over a trail for the nt.-t part
obatrnotod by burning I., and our (M king en
Htantlv in hot nahoa, we laraine weary and Ut-'rc
We at'e of our frugal ropaat and apr-ad our blank. !
for the night, but the all-devouring lire ratiaed u. to
aeek other Muartera. hich we f...md in a art near by
which had previouHly Un burned over The next day
we plodded on through hot nahc and over burning
..g. Our M lH.-omi.ig badly bli-teml by contrac
tion of the leather bv the heat, and the trad ahead '
fur a we could ee king till thmked by (In-. re
luctantly wen- eo..eed n-trarr our .t.. rra m
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