John Muir



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""This morning one of my good times came after a year's waiting, for then I set out under a happy group of welcoming conditions to explore the long left arm of this icy bay, with everything to bring glacial success."" After fourteen hours of canoe travel, Muir and his companions arrive at the main glacier, to be greeted ""with a tremendous dash of thunder, raising a fine dust and spray of ice and water to a height of 100 feet."" Later, as they make camp on a ""garden shelf"" Muir closes his essay, saying, ""How hearty the wave-greeting on the rocks below, sent us by the two glaciers! And how glorious a song the sixteen cascades are singing.!""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Oct. 9, 1880


p. 4, col. 1

Alaska Land. An Eventful Day-Revelling Among the Glacial Monarchs. Fountain Source of Ice-Rivers-Wild Goats-Music of the Cascades. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Cascade Camp, Sum Dum Bay, August 29, 1880.



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