Creator

John Muir

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2 miles from the snout, where a good view was obtained. This is one of the most imposing of all the gl[acier]s I have seen. The grandeur of the down-pouring flood, the majesty of the rock walls of the fiord, and the size and abundance of the bergs. The whole fiord is crowded so that it was not without difficulty that we threaded and pushed our canoe through them. The fiord is about 8 miles long and a Yosemite in form, with specialized rocks and numerous side canyons, each with a picturesque stream and fine views opening back into the white peaks through forests and groves. The bergs are larger than those of Cross Sound. Made a few sketches and turned back in time to escape from the thickest pack of bergs before dark. Then Kadachan was stationed in the bows to guide through the opener portion of the mouth of the fiord and across Souchoi Straits. {Sketch: Sitideka No. 3}

{sketch: Calling great Pacific Glacier No. 1. This going around the head of the bay to the right is No. 3} {sketch: [map?]}

Date Original

1879

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Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 18 cm.

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MuirReel26Journal01P52.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

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