40 begun to dim the sunshine. How glad I am of the grateful shade This is the first time in Alaska have had too much sunshine. Was waiting for the evening shadows to come on to enable me to get away from here Out of the mosquitoes & nearer to the main camp in case I should be [wholly] unable to travel & no one could find me. I therefore took advantage of the kindly
Clouds to make an effort to cross the last [piece] stretch of ice that lies between me & the shore of the inlet [This] It is only about 4 ms [miles] wide & [the] [ ] [but not much broken as] compared with what I have been over Made a pair of goggles but am afraid to wear them [sketch]
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist