• Creator
  • Watson, Dwight
  • Created Date
  • 1939
  • Description
  • Watson writes, "Washington skiing was given great impetus in the early days at Mt. Rainier and it is natural to first consider its slopes as spring ski opportunities. Here from April and almost thru July one may find skiers in spring attire- which might stand a bit of explaining as well as defining. Fashion decrees that both gentleman and lady be dressed in shorts- bare legged and bare armed- well treated of course with sunburn lotion of adequ... more
    Watson writes, "Washington skiing was given great impetus in the early days at Mt. Rainier and it is natural to first consider its slopes as spring ski opportunities. Here from April and almost thru July one may find skiers in spring attire- which might stand a bit of explaining as well as defining. Fashion decrees that both gentleman and lady be dressed in shorts- bare legged and bare armed- well treated of course with sunburn lotion of adequate sort. The subtle caress of sunshine is tamed to do its work moderately and efficiently. The refreshed bronzed bodies will radiate health and vigor while the pitying city folk grovel in the murky grime unmindful of the higher, purer delights." Among the skiing locations described by Watson are the Tatoosh Range, Faraway Rocks, Cowlitz Rocks, Sunrise Park, Mystic Lake, Spray Park, Chinook Pass, Stevens Pass, Leavenworth, Mount Baker, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and Deer Park on the Olympic Peninsula. less
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