Pacific Coast Souvenir, 1888.


25. CAPE HORN. (On the C. P. R. R. Elevation, 2600 ft.) Cape Horn, located a few miles east of Colfax, is the first of the heavy climbing across the Sierra. As the train rounds this point, the view on every hand is grand and awe-inspiring. Sheer down two thousand feet is the American river, like a narrow green ribbon, winding around great bluffs and losing itself in the distant forests. Here, too, peak beyond peak, through the blue haze rises the snowy Sierra. From this promontory the new-comer gets his first extended view of California, stretching down over fifty miles of foothills richly wooded, across the great valleys, and clear to the coast range one hundred and fifty miles away

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