everywhere, and all the main features are cut from the solid by the ice whose movements are thus recorded as well as by the rounded and grooved portions of the wall not yet weathered off nor covered by loose avalanche material. Many large taluses occur on both sides of the fiord, composed in great part of moraine material brought down by snow avalanches from the terminal moraines or residual glaciers that lie at considerable elevations, and in just the localities where the greatest quantities of snow accumulate. The garden spots are small and at a distance of half a mile or so nearly invisible. The garden spots are small and at a distance of half a mile or so nearly invisible. At a much greater distance there seems to be absolutely no vegetable growth whatever, all barren as an ash pile. Aug 26. Went to the head, nearly of Plover Bay this morning under the guidance of a pair of Tchuchis where we were told there was a small flock of reindeer. The distance, we found, was about 18 miles from the lower
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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