DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Mount Rainier National Park
MOUNT RAINIER NATURE NOTES
Issued monthly during the winter months,
semi-monthly during the summer months by the Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park
Nature Guide Service. Publications using extracts from these "Notes"
are asked to give credit to publication and author.
|C. Frank Brockman,
|O. A. Tomlinson,|
MAZAMA'S summer glory palls
Before the wraith-like fog that falls
From off "The Mountain's" icy flanks --
First of the winter's hoary ranks
To snatch the lowlands in its grasp.
And thus for days, to hold it fast!
Far o'er the wide terrain it lies
To shroud far views from hiker's eyes.
E'en nearby clumps of firs appear
As ghosts of long, forgotten years.
For thus, in huddled groups, they wait;
Accustomed, to this wintry fate.