John Muir


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to sprinkle well the stern & bow protected from cracking - almost as light as birch bark. They offered us gull eggs. Carefully testing them in water rejecting those that floated - obtained from the Hugh rookery. They boiled them hard & ate ½ doz[en] each Invited us to eat wild celery wh[ich] they peeled & ate after dipping in oolican[oolichan] oil. brown like molasses - petioles hollow tasted [well] crisp. Had 2 woodchucks. They got off 2 hrs before us this morning 12th unembarrassed with camp [wealth] of non essentials. The length of Pacific Gl[acier] Island 3 ms[miles]. The N[orth] lobe of gl[acier] dirty dead or nearly. about ½ m[ile]

14 Cool ½ clear everybody sunburned among ice yesterday Get off at 6.20 pulled down to Geikie Inlet. Found we could not reach head & be in time to intercept the steamer on her way up to Composite Island to meet in there. Turned back at 11.30. In few minutes afterward saw steamer [pan] point of Muir Inlet & had to chase her all the way up to the island 10 or 15 ms[miles]. Mr. Gilbert[Grove Karl Gilbert] & Palache[Charles Palache] [wild] to get on steamer Wigwagged from top of bergs Feared they would not be found That every eye on ship was searching the berg encumbered bay for us even 3 or 4 hrs before the time set for meeting. At length about 3.30 or 4 PM. were taken up by launch 6 or 8 ms[miles] from steamer. All well

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