John Muir


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very far up shore. The dancing, clashing clapping lapping of bergs big & little rocking welcoming the new born. as it slid ahead at rate of 10 ms[miles] an hr[hour] after rising again & again Was sublime glorious commotion & motion after 100 yrs of slow invisible action in sculpture work free at last to speak out cry aloud & dance to its own thundering drumming Formation of stratified deposits reaching from point to point falling in & final working over of deposits [of] lat[eral] mors[moraines] made of many [materials] The day was half bright. Fairly good views. Willows no flr[flowers] ½ doz species. V[ery] beautiful Epilobium in flr[flower] (latifolium [at shanty] Dryas octopetala in flr[flower]. & beggartick[s] - - - - Small spruce found sitchensis alder in flr[flower]. Stories) Sparrows or worms wh[ich] are the worst. Don’t know said boy I never had the sparrows. 10th party landed at M[uir] Gl[acier] early 2d party on mor[aine] islands near entrance of bay 3d near Willoughby Isld[Island]. 4 to be landed as high up the berg as possible from ship. [Then] rowboat to explore examine the Pacific Gl[acier]. & others as to changes in 20 Yrs[years]. 5th. Others who simply want to see - then to go in launch.

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.

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