"I hung there, sometimes by two fingers of each hand, my toes inserted into some tiny crack, panting for breath, benumbed, speechless, sweating at every pore."
'The waters ... plunged downward, breaking into myriads of drops; each drop, like a lens, gathering prismatic tints from the shining sun, and flashing like diamonds of the purest brilliancy.
"Grace D. slid several feet before she could get hold of a rock that would hold her. Even then she realized that it would soon loosen."
While the explorers always had be be alert for the dangers of Indians, wild animals, and strange geothermal features, they also found ways to have fun.