National Geographic : 1923 Apr
IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS CANADA'S NATIONAL PLAY GROUND AND GAME SANCTU ARY of 4,400 square miles. Riding, Hiking, Climbing, Fishing, Camping. Mighty snow-capped mountain peaks, gleaming glaciers, great rivers, and shim mering lakes. JASPER PARK LODGE [On Lac Beauvert] (Under management of Canadian National Railways) provides excellent accommodation for 250 guests. All modern conveniences. Rates, $5.00 per day and up, American plan (meals included). Open June 1st to September 30th For full information, write for booklet J. P. 21, to any of the following Canadian National Railway Offices: BOSTON, 294 Washington St. BUFFALO, 1019 Chamber of Commerce Bldg. CHICAGO, 108 West Adams St. CINCINNATI, 406 Traction Bldg. CLEVELAND, 522 Kirby Bldg. DETROIT, 527 Majestic Bldg. DULUTH, 430 West Superior St. KANSAS CITY, 334 Railway Exchange Bldg. LOS ANGELES, 503 So. Spring St. MINNEAPOLIS, 518 Second Ave. So. NEW YORK, 1270 Broadway PHILADELPHIA, 702 Finance Bldg. PITTSBURGH, 505 Park Bldg. PORTLAND, ME., Grand Trunk Station SAN FRANCISCO, 689 Market St. SEATTLE, 902 Second Ave. ST. LOUIS, 305 Merchants Laclede Bldg. ST. PAUL, Cor. 4th and Jackson Sts. Canada Welcomes United States Tourists-No Passports Required The Canadian National Route through the Rockies skirts Canada's highest peaks, at the easiest gradient and lowest altitude of any transcontinental route. - -I Fire kindled by stick poked into steam! The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes By ROBERT F. GRIGGS, Leader, Katmai-Alaska Expedition of the National Geographic Society The Journal of Education says: "When Katmai Mountain, in Southwestern Alaska, blew off its top on June 6, 1912, the explosion was almost literally 'heard around the world.' However its most interesting feature was not at once apparent. It was not until July 31, 1916, that a modest young botanist, previously known chiefly as a world authority on plaintains, a man of infinite scientific patience and infinite romantic imagination (his book proves it), following a 'hunch,' crossed Katmai Pass and discovered 'The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes,' which is destined to be known before long as one of the great scenic marvels of the world. "The volume is a really unique combination of the scientific and the popular, in which neither is slighted. It is as solid as an encyclopedia, and more engrossing than many a love-story or detec tive 'yarn.' It is one of the best printed, best illus trated books we have ever seen, with hundreds of pictures, large and small, practically one to a page, many full-page, and some in beautiful natural colors-a gorgeous gallery of pictorial art. There are maps and charts to suit the most hardened cartographer. And there are pages upon pages of well-written text, unassuming like the author, but challenging the interest at every turn by the vigor of the descriptions, the vividness of the compari sons. "Young or old, scientist or adventure-craving 'tired business man,' voracious reader or mere picture gazer-all will find this book a real treat." 350 pages, Royal Octavo, blue cloth, gold stamped; 212 engravings, 16 color plates; six special maps; eight line-drawings; on fine paper. $3 postpaid in U. S. Foreign mailing, 25 cts. Obtainable only from the National Geographic Society Washington, D. C.