Chapter 12: Summer Snow


Snow came early. This photo [second from left, above] was taken on Aug. 16, 1916. It fell about 6" deep a few days later when I slept out in it.

The weather did not seem cold at that altitude, but they say that in winter the snow lies 9 ft. deep on a level. The effect on the trees may be seen in the following photos. A tree assumes this shape [sketch at right] due to snow on the branches. One party camped under such a tree. The snow walled them in, and the fire was built close to the tree trunk, the smoke following the stem. The thermometer was 40 degrees below zero.

These snow pictures were taken on the Cabinet National Forest by my friend shown below. This [left, below] was a lookout cabin.

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