thus: [Sketch, showing formation]. The larger sections of the ice are simply the exposed sides of these veins that chanced to trend parallel, or nearly so, to the face of the cliff. [Sketch, showing formation]. Again some of the ice exposed seemed to be simply the edges of small pools in rounded depressions which had been overgrown, frozen, and sealed up. Again, I found irregular branching masses of ice that had evidently been formed in a cavity that had in the first place been cut out of the frozen sod by a rill of water and then had
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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