John Muir


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fine inlet nearly 10 ms long. It sends off but few & is fast fading. Many others descend nearly to sea level but melt a good way back from the bay. The largest of these is the Hidden Gl at the head of an inlet 2 or 3 ms long & a mud flat 3 or 4 ms long. Immense quantities of stratified moraine material lies at the base of [the] [ ] [ ] loads their sides to a height of 1000 ft or more mostly falling. sharply furrowed & black giving a curiously fluted appearance to the grand simple slopes. The rock chiefly soft contorted & folded shales with coal [rims] or rocks [stained] with coal. These so weak in structure gave way to the action of the ice without offering any controlling [Sketch: Nunatak Gl from left side 1 m dist]

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.

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