The Monmal (Dillon, Mont.) 1906-1918, May 01, 1918, Image 8

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10 THE MONMAL. GLEANINGS FROM A SENIOR’S DIARY. September 4, 1917; At last we’re in the Highlands. Joy! what a day this has been. We started at five o ’clock this morning with a team and light wagon loaded down with beddir g i nd eats, plus five healthy individuals and the “ Family Skeleton.’’ Yes, it was a heavy load, but we had two saddle horses to assist. We had a profound sympathy for the poor horses; consequently we spent much of our time walking up mountains. We shall never forget that wonderful spring we passed on the road. To us, overheated as we were, it seemed the most refreshing drink we ever had. This is a most beautiful place. Huge pine-clad mountains surround our camp. We can see a snow bank on the highest peak. We have made our beds of spicy pine needles under the limbs of two towering pines. A small cabin stands near by, but we have shunned its dark recesses. Our horses are hobbled and are roam­ ing about through the darkness, nibbling grass. Skidoo, the

The Monmal (Dillon, Mont.), 01 May 1918, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/TheMonmal/1918-05-01/ed-1/seq-8/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.