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The occasional roadside shops were boarded up for the night , but finally we saw a tea shop , a poky shack whose kerosene lantern cast a faint light across the deserted village street . We had an omelet , chappaties , and tea ...
Quickly we unloaded the ponderous beast and , with all of us pulling and pushing , it finally struggled to more solid ground ; then , impassively , it continued the journey . Wind began to sweep away the cloak of mist , slowly at first ...
Returning to the tent in late afternoon , I start a fire and the reluctant flames finally heat enough water for a cup of soup , which , with a few crackers and sardines , constitutes our dinner . The night temperature drops below o ° F.
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I'd never heard of Schaller before but wanted to read it because it concern the same 1970s trip Peter Matthiessen was on when he wrote The Snow Leopard. Apparently Schaller was at the time considered ... Read full review
Mountains in the Desert
Journey to Crystal Mountain
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