John Muir


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stains. The quietest ice wall of equal size I have yet seen. Very few bergs encumber the fiord We approached within ½ a mile & found the water about 600 ft deep. A very complicated gl[acier] Many of its tribs[tributaries] must be [very] interesting in bold striking features judging by what is visible from the approach A series of 3 flat cascades on roof [Sketch: [In] [plateau] over right trib[utary] of M[erriam] Gl] -like slope of a mtn[mountain] near the front is very striking & beautiful in detail The ice in falling is delicately sculptured instead of being broken up & soiled with mor[aine] materials The sculpture of the basin of this gl[acier] in general is very rich & [ ] & fine Here we left Prof Gilbert to study & [Sketch: M[erriam] Gl P. Wil S.[Prince William Sound] 1st [visited]]

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