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  • They caught their first glimpse of Mt. Shasta, a rose-tinted snow-peak rising, a sunset dream, between and beyond green interlacing walls of canyon -- a landmark destined to be with them for many days.


  • You are ten thousand feet above them, but yet you seem to stand in a basin, with the green islands here and there, and the valleys and the wide ocean, and the remote snow-peak of Mauna Loa, all raised up before and above you, and pictured out like a brightly tinted map hung at the ceiling of a room.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The Alpine climber, intent on mastering a printless snow-peak, has not to control an appetite sharpened by mountain air from sinking into the gluttony which would be fatal to the cool head and steady foot necessary for his enterprise.

    The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons A Book For Parents, And Those In Loco Parentis

  • Above the opposite range that hemmed the valley southward some thunder-heads crowded fast towards a loftier snow-peak.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • Up there a stiff wind was blowing, and presently she saw the snow-peak she had missed in the vale.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • The afternoon sun shone hot in that pocket; the arid slopes reflected the glare; heat waves lifted; the snow-peak was shut out, and when a puff of wind found the gap it was a breath from the desert.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • She looked beyond the heads of the team to the top of the valley, where two brown slopes parted like drawn curtains and opened a blue vista of canyon closed by a lofty snow-peak.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • The snow-peak shone for half an hour, and then by imperceptible changes mellowed to a clear pale gold.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • I had reached a wooded ravine and a snow-peak, apparently the source of the stream, closed the top of the gorge.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • Here the highest snow-peak toppled giddily down and reared giddily up from the crystal green to the ether blue, firs massed into the center of the double image.

    The Branding Iron


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