Creator

John Muir

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[Drawing: Looking N E. Port Wells Gl with cascading tribs. [E] branch inlet] The scupt of basin extremely rich sharp & deep with immaculate domes in the sky Gods icy [tents]. About 5 started for E. gl. About same size as first. Neither sends off a very great number of bergs. Basins of course alike. [seeming] as if main trunk were melted & it’s [7] main tribs were separated. We landed on point |o|. Good rich forest. Rich undergrowth. New sp[ecies] of arctostaph[ylos]? Much bother with launch in bergs. Got back at 7 P.M. & started for the gl[acier] in next fiord to the W. Reached the mouth of it about 8.30 ([new] time) Cap[tain] Humphrey said he would not take the ship farther. Did not believe in going into every froz[en] pond. etc Stopped ship. Mr Har[riman] ordered ahead full speed rocks or no rocks. Fine gl went within 300 yds or so of front. Ventured around point on our left & saw another gl

Date Original

1899

Source

Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.

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MuirReel29Journal02P66-67.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

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