John Muir


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lesson on gl[acial] trends at head of Canal [small stick drawing of canal showing 6 glaciers flowing into the end]. The traps -90- set last eve[ning]. Caught 5 white footed brown mice & one toad at Takoo Ind[ian] village where I camped 19 yrs ago 7. Typical Alaska morning. Cold rainy. At 10 AM on special train went 20 ms[miles] up to summit of White Pass. 2500 ft hi[feet high] One tunnel-going on to Fort Selkirk. Abies balsamea? Contorta slim as Lodge pole 75 ft h Cottonwood & birch nearly as high, also [Picea] [sitchensis] at summit Tsuga patton branch fully dwarfed, also abies balsam thatching steep slopes smooth. Flrs[Flowers] of birch just opening Rev Edward Marston Sun at New Metlaketla Marieta College Lanes-[Seminary] Cincinnati Law School Cincinnati Ind[ian] Presbeterian minister met at Metlakatla. Terribly exact in articulation In pass saw water polished surfaces of a few feet area on sheer wall by stream on edge of gl[acier]. Looked something like gl[acial] polish. But down-curved instead of horizontal & [streams] running into each other Sailed about 4 P.M. Had good time with Young. Talked over old times. 8th Reached Gl[acier] Bay about 5 P.M. Party at once start for Howling Val[ley] to hunt. 6 packers went ahead The 5 or 6 hunters an hr[hour] later. They walked too fast & got tired by 11 PM. In the morning rain went ahead over divide 1 to 2 ft snow - roped

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.

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