Next to Cathedral Rocks is one of the most striking rock formations in the Valley, Cathedral Spires, called by the Indians Pu-see-na Chuck-ah, or "mouse-proof storehouse." The double pinnacled towers are a real architectural structure; two monoliths of granite climbing nearly twenty-two hundred feet into the zenith, and buttressed at their base by boulders of every conceivable
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THE THREE BROTHERS (OR WAW-HAW-KEE).
Photo A. C. Pillsbury
size and shape piled in magnificent confusion. Nearby can still be seen a white scar on the granite marking the site of a third spire which report has it was shaken down during the earthquake of 1857, and the debris of which is said to have covered thirty acres. Aloof, dignified, sphinx-like, it is fascinating to ruminate on what miracles of evolution they have gazed, what ravages of flood and storm and glacier they have withstood.