John Muir


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of education glacial in general and in special. But the glacial millennium will come. Besides the large glacier which we visited I noticed two others nearly as large, their tributaries reaching back far and wide into the coast mountains and uniting into grand trunks reaching nearly to the sea, into which they at a comparatively recent time flowed, making fiords. The captain kindly sailed his boat up to within a few feet of the terminal moraine of the first and sent us ashore in a large canoe paddled by four Indians. By us I mean Doctor of Divinity Sheldon Jackson, Mr. Young, missionary at Fort Wrangell, and myself. The greater portion of the glacial water is discharged from beneath two grand arches, { Sketch: Section of river terrace just below Glenora, K. B., with angular slate hill rapidly decomposing-auriferous terrace of cobblestones. Slender two-leafed pines on rock 200 ft. high certainly glaciated, but on account of a slate structure and water modifications origin deeply veiled. Terrace of stratified glacial drift river line. }

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