John Muir


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{ Sketch: view looking S E from Glenora } one at either side of the snout, the larger on the north side nearly as large as the Merced in Yosemite; the other, Mr. Young and myself forded easily, about 15 feet wide, fine milky color. The outlets of glaciers are usually on the side where the pressure against the walls is less, allowing the under channel to be kept open, that is, melted, as fast as it advances against it. The trees on the left bank were for a height of 8 or 10 feet being carried away by the glacier, showing that for some cause it stood at a higher level this year at this particular point than at any time since the trees were glaciated. They were probably from 50 to 150 years old.

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13.5 cm.

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