"When Bottler stepped into the rushing water, the torrent knocked him off his feet, swept him away and carried him downstream. Bottler grabbed an overhanging cottonwood branch and hung on."
"Zip, something struck the end fly and started up stream, making the line hum through the water and the reel spin. ... It was a good big trout. There is only one thing that acts the way this something on the end of my line did."
"No doubt the neighborhood of these springs will some day become a fashionable place. At present, being the last outpost of civilization—that is, the last place where whisky is sold."
"With this conviction as a precedent and a strong determination to make other arrests under the new law whenever it is violated, I believe the days of poaching in the Park are nearly at an end."
"As we were going swiftly down the side of one of the hills, I saw out of the corner of my eye the President taking a header into the snow."
"When the new National Park Service took administration from the Army in 1915, they allowed cars—an action that transformed the Yellowstone experience."
"He probably would have agreed that seeing the painting was no substitute for the real thing. But then, seeing the real thing is no substituted for the painting."
For Mother's Day: Some fun family adventures.
“Umbrellas and cayuses don’t agree.”
"For eight days, the party traveled through a country emitting blue flame and a living stream of molten brimstone."