34 On the E. [east] side only on one stratum at height of about 120 ft [feet] in sand & clay. some in bank of W [west] side seemed to be rooted in place, Noticed large grove of stumps in washed out basin near gl [glacier] snout. Had no time to examine closely. Evidently they had been overwhelmed with flood of sand Then washed out by stream from 1st gl [glacial] tributary. Climed [climbed] along the trib [tributary] right bank then climbed ridge 1400 ft [feet] high & set signal flag The rock granite crumbling mostly sheer & draggled with washed bowlders. The 1st trib [tributary] is about 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 ms [miles] wide. & has 4 main
35 tribs [tributaries]. reaches tide water but gives off no bergs. Climbed Large Island 2000 ft [feet] h [high]. Granite crumbling draggled with washed boulders Has some enduring bosses wh [which] on sides & top are polished & scored rigidly showing overwhelming flood overswept it from N [north], as bowlder in stream This island is very irregular in form owing to structure variations. Has several small lakelets. Has been loaded with gl [glacial] drift but by melting of ice about its flanks being unsupported is shedding it all off with some of its own crumbling rocks. Has deep rotten rock
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