[Sketch: 2nd from head Cataract [Glacier], Surprise [Glacier], 3rd from head of Harriman Inlet from lower camp on right side.] at Homer P.O. on sand spit. Concluded this morning July 1st to sail to Kodiak Island instead of to Cook’s Inlet to give the bear hunters a more promising field. Glorious views of Kakhonak [Bay]; many [glaciers]; bright weather. Fine views of Iliamna Redoubt and other volcanoes, the former smoking and steaming distinctly at times; [glaciers] on them [snowing] to the top. The 4 [peaked] [mountains] broad smooth solid white slope, surrounded by very sharp lower [peaks] and peaklets, the most beautiful icy and interesting of all the [mountains] of the Alaska peninsula. Many [glaciers] descent to sea level or nearly. 2d July. Arrived at Nyak Bay early this morning after putting off a party of
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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