John Muir


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[Drawing of mountains and two arms of glacier flowing (or 2 glaciers that meet) from the right and the center. Icebergs drawn in the foreground. ] [Div] of Main Inlet E 10 N [S] [division] of Hugh Gl[acier] looking S. 33 E. June 10. 1899. from island in mid[dle] of main N W Division on peni[nsula] Charpentier x low islet o dead ice 12th Jun All the day bright pure sunshine Everybody sunburned. Saw bergs discharged from Hugh & Carpentier [Charpentier] but [camp] feeble. Beautiful branches & [flrs]. The outlet of Hugh near mouth of Reid Inlet very beautiful a mile of mud flat in fiord a cascading trib[utary] on W[est] near mouth. Surface of main v[ery] smooth & white. Fine view from here of Carroll v[ery] much [cresented] like Muir 2 or 3 ms[miles] in front broad spreading right & left. Were [baffled] trying to cross to E[ast] side of R.[Reid] Inlet Had to return & camp here. Charming willows Silky lvs[leaves] & red stamens. Lovely red pink bells [urns] of margarita. Rubus Salmon, & huckleberry glorious views of Fairweather[Mount Fairweather] Ptarmigan eggs found [abutting] Miller gl[acier]

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.

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