The Rocky Mountains do not present a range of uniform elevation, but rather groups and occasionally detached peaks.
We have already noticed the superstitious feelings with which the Indians regard the Black Hills; but this immense range of mountains, which divides all that they know of the world, and gives birth to such mighty rivers, is still more an object of awe and veneration.
I was astonished to find that this conglomerate was partly composed of pebbles, derived from the rocks, with their fossil shells, of the Peuquenes range; and partly of red potash-granite, like that of the Portillo.
-- After eating our potatoless breakfast, we travelled across the intermediate tract to the foot of the Portillo range. In the middle of summer cattle are brought up here to graze; but they had now all been removed: even the greater number of the Guanacos had decamped, knowing well that if overtaken here by a snow-storm, they would be caught in a trap.
So Dorothy sat on the hearth-shelf of the big range
, and the subjects of Utensia began to gather around in a large and inquisitive throng.
"We cannot endure the arctic cold of those high flung passes, and to traverse the endless miles about this interminable range
might re-quire a year or more.
A vast valley now spread itself before the travellers, bounded on one side by the Wind River Mountains, and to the west, by a long range
of high hills.
For two days and nights, crouching behind a rock topped with a growth of mesquite, and with the cliff at my back, suffering agonies of thirst and absolutely hopeless of deliverance, I fought the fellows at long range
, firing occasionally at the smoke of their rifles, as they did at that of mine.
From this point the road, running along Humboldt River, passed northward for several miles by its banks; then it turned eastward, and kept by the river until it reached the Humboldt Range
, nearly at the extreme eastern limit of Nevada.
This quickly took us out of range
of Red-Eye, and the last we saw of him was far out on a point of land, where he was jumping up and down and chanting a paean of victory.
"One would be to dismount the gentle ones, and let their beasts range
the plain, by sending the Mohicans in front, we might then cut a lane through their sentries, and enter the fort over the dead bodies."
Several of the plants now most numerous over the wide plains of La Plata, clothing square leagues of surface almost to the exclusion of all other plants, have been introduced from Europe; and there are plants which now range
in India, as I hear from Dr.