John Muir



Download Full Text (990 KB)

Kimes Entry Number


Original Date


William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

""We have taken on a supply of coal and provisions for nine months in case we should by accident be caught in the ice north of Behring Strait. ... We hope to get away from here this evening for the Arctic, intending to cruise along the Alaskan coast beyond Point Barrow spending some time about Kotzebue Sound .... "" Muir describes a visit to a volcano from which he could see forty others. He relates: ""Our walk was very fatiguing, as we sank deep in spongy moss at every step, and staggered awkwardly on the tops of tussocks of grass and sedge .... It was very delightful, however, and crowded with rare beauty.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Aug. 15, 1881


p. 3, col. 8

Return to St. Michael's. Preparing for Another Cruise-The Busy Season at St. Michael's-San Francisco Prospectors Heard From-Fauna and Flora-Volcanic Cones. St. Michael's, Alaska, July 8, 1881.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.