Flowing down the ice-divide between the Cowlitz and Paradise Glaciers are many minute rivers, the beginning of larger streams and ice canyons.
As they wore down they cut deeper and deeper into the ice leaving walls of clear blue. Lower down on the snow flat these streams come back to the surface and have piled up on the darker snow what appears at a distance to be great masses of snow or rather sea foam.
On close examination this proves to be masses of snow-crystals each one distinct and separate, piled there by the water. So delicate and light is this snow-foam that a handful vanishes almost at the touch. Beyond these terraces of sky-blue snow the streams dive deep into the crevasses of the glacier and combining with thousands of other like streams comes out at the terminus of the glacier a powerful rushing river carrying tons of powdered rock and boulders down the valley.
At the terminus of the Paradise Glacier a wonderful ice cave has been discovered by Mr. L. D. Lindsley. At present it is very difficult to enter and hardly safe but nevertheless wonderful. Words are absolutely inadequate to describe such marvels of form and color as those produced by the carving of the water in the ice.
Mount Rainier National Park congratulates Yosemite National Park on the fine new museum building they are to get. Yosemite has led in the Nature Guide Service and this new building and equipment will increase their already remarkable service. Some day perhaps all the National Parks will be able to offer equal opportunities for enjoying the Parks to their visitors.
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