John Muir


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28 masses perhaps 100 ft [feet] apart & sharpened by melting to points & blades. But at intervals of several 100 [hundreds] of feet lines of fraction occur par with front of wall wider deeper & wh [which] mark lines of sinking wh [which] produce a terraced appearance A cross-section like this is produced Sketch: direction of flow of the gl [glacier] ----- water level Many lesser reports are heard at dist [distance] of mile or more from the fall of pinnacles into crevasses or from opening of new crevasses. The berg discharges are very irregular from 3 to 22 [bergs] per hour On one rising tide 6 hours there were 60 bergs discharged large enough to thunder to be heard heavily

29 at distances of from 3/4 to 1 1/2 ms [miles] from camp in tent. & on one succeeding falling tide 6 hrs [hours] 69. July 1 was awakened at 4 A.M. by whistle of the Elder on arrrival with 80 passengers? Went out & waved hand in salute & was answered by a toot from whistle of the steamer. Soon a party came ashore & asked if I was Prof. Muir. The leader introduced himself as Mr Reed of Cleveland, O. & his companions as Mr Cushing also of Cleveland & his young assistants ~ come to study the M [Muir] Gl. [glacier] with instruments to measure & map etc. They landed 7 or 8 tons of freight. & pitched camp beside ours, Am delighted to have company so congenial. Have now a village Found Mr [Hohn] among passengers & his daughters.

Date Original

June 1890


Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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