DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Mount Rainier National Park
MOUNT RAINIER NATURE NOTES
Issued monthly by the Naturalist Department of Mount Rainier National
Park. Material contained herein may be used freely in any manner,
provided credit is given this pamphlet and the author.
|C. Frank Brockman,
|O. A. Tomlinson,|
About your niche the boisterous wind sings shrill!
It tells of summer, rain, and meadows green.
'Though all around you snow lies deep and chill,
You stir, uneasy, waking from your dream.
Once more the golden sun is swinging high.
Each day it clears yon ridge's fir-fringed crest
To smile upon you where, inert, you lie,
And thrill you with a new and sweet unrest.
The creviced cliff in whose recess you lie,
Impatient discards Winter's crystal rope,
And you may stretch your arms toward azure sky,
And with your eager fingers feel and grope.
Your scarlet mantle drapes the leaden wall,
And paints a vivid, bright vermillion stain;
Each splender, tender trumpet sounds the call
That Spring is on The Mountain once again.
Natt Dodge - Ranger-naturalist
Season 1933 and '34
How YOU Can Help The
Naturalist Work in Mt. Rainier
Dedicated to public service and the development of a greater
appreciation of the National Parks by the people of the nation, the
naturalist department has been materially aided by thoughtful donations
from those whom it has served in the past. Books on natural history, on
human history of the Pacific Northwest, on Indian lore, interesting
historical photographs or news clippings relative to the park, and
magazines (such as) NATURE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, AMERICAN FORESTS,
NATURAL HISTORY, BIRD LORE, and the like have swelled our library and
have facilitated a better presentation of the interesting features of
this park to our visiting public through the various mediums at our