E. E. Hale

Edward Everett Hale, photographed ca 1905.

Scan by Library of Congress; image and scan are in the public domain.


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desainme - Mar 2, 2007 6:21 pm - Voted 10/10

In 1845

a much younger Edward Everett Hale made an ascent(of Hamlin peak?). This is recorded in Appalachia Vol 9. and much earlier in the "Boston Advertiser". Here is the observation from Hale or Channing:

"If you can imagine three men, tightly wrapped in blanket cloaks, with caps bound closely down, strolling along over a bald mountain ridge with a wind like a mill stream knocking them backwards as it chose, and tumbling them and theirs among the rocks, I hope you will do it. There was something ghastly in the sight, for a very slight distance in the fog gave a hazy, indistinct outline to the gracefully flowing drapery,--though the horizontal lines of hail gave evidence enough of the nature of the enemy which we were pressing against so desperately" (Edward Everett Hale (with William Francis Channing), "An Early Ascent of Katahdin," Appalachia (Apr. 1901), pp. 277-89 and see narrative in Boston Daily Advertiser, Aug. 15, 1845.)

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