John Muir



Download Full Text (1.1 MB)

Kimes Entry Number


Original Date


William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

After a long and diligent search through miles of beautiful but menacing icebergs, Muir and his Indian companions come in sight of the ""grand glacier, converging from right and left from a fountain set far in the silent fastness of the Alaskan Alps. 'There is your lost friend,' said the Indians laughing .... And while berg after berg was being born with thundering uproar, they said, 'Your friend has klosh tumtum (good heart) hear! He is firing his big guns in your honor.""'


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Oct. 23, 1880


p. 4, col. 1

Alaska Land. Among the Glaciers, Cascades and Yosemite Rocks. How Nature Works in Icy Solitudes-Rock Sculpture. Searching for the King of Glaciers. An Alaska Sunday. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Sum Dum Bay, August 29, 1880.



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.