"The Alleghenies are not very high but they don't terminate. They are less mountains than an interminable succession of hills cut by a thousand valleys, all extremely picturesque. I admit, though, that I admired the beauty of the country very little, it was too cold. There are no pretty countrysides without verdure; and one is necessarily a cold admirer when freezing."
Beaumont, letter to his sister (Pierson 543)