He was looking at the gorge on either side and sniffing uneasily, for there was a sweetish-sourish smell in the air, very like the smell of a big ant-hill on a hot day.
The length of the gorge on both siaes was hung as it were with black shimmery velvet curtains, and Mowgli sank as he looked, for those were the clotted millions of the sleeping bees.
For their analyses, Reusser and his colleagues collected quartz samples from the walls and channels of two gorges, each 10 to 20 meters deep: the 3-kilometer-long Mather Gorge on
the Potomac River along the Maryland-Virginia border and the 5-km-long Holtwood Gorge along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania.
The Great Gorge on Alaska's Mount McKinley, which Echelmeyer has studied extensively, is less than a mile wide and more than nine thousand feet deep, although the bottom third is covered by the Ruth Glacier.
Guinness, which does not define its categories, recently rejected Fisher's petition to have Bolivia's Susisa declared the deepest gorge on earth.