Creator

John Muir

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43 Melting first sheds off large boulders as they are not able to lie on slope when smaller ones can. Then next layer etc. Meanwhile this [material] is subjected to further torrent action as if it were cast into trough when floods come it is carried forward & stratified according to force of current sand mud or larger material This exposes fresh surface of ice & melting

goes on again until enough material has been [ ] to form veil in front Then another washing & carrying away & depositing wherever the current is allowed to spread. In melting protected margin terraces oftentimes formed. Then perhaps these terraces mark successive heights of the gl [glacier] surface from terrace to terrace

Date Original

1890

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.

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MuirReel28Journal03P43.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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