“The first impression on beholding it is that of a snowy mountain beautifully terraced, with projections extending out in various directions, resembling frozen cascades, as though the high, foam-crested waves, in their rapid descent over the steep and rugged declivity, were suddenly arrested and congealed on the spot in all their native beauty. “
“I did not wish to realize the scene literally, but to preserve and to convey its true impression.”
” I supposed that I was the only one of the party left, unless it be my wife, and the speculations upon her fate almost set me mad. “
Early travelers to the area that became Yellowstone National Park depended on the abundant fish in the Yellowstone River watershed to supplement their larders, but they often they went hungry after discovering other streams and lakes were barren.