John Muir


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that it would be taken most likely for the natural slope of the bed rock. This view, based on the actual facts, explains the so called insuperable objections to the glacial theory for the formation of the wonderful system of fiords always found along the northern glaciated coasts all around the poles. The relationship between fiords and glacial founts is when fully appreciated exactly cause and effect. Every cross-fiord, that is, those that trend in a direction at right angles or approximately so to the general trend of the coast conduct back into a system of tributary glacial founts. Those trending parallel with the coast are more obscure as to their origin only because they are on a scale of greater magnitude and therefore the distance { Sketch: Night view on the Stickeen River in the heart of the Coast Range. The full moon looking out over a mountain, down a canon, and from beneath a cloud. }

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13.5 cm.

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