Badly beaten by 2 men in a three [Sketch: [South East] side Kichemak Bay [opposite] Homer P.O.]
hatch bidarka. The boat races were close and exciting. No lecture this evening. Thanks. After supper called on Mrs. Washburn, Mrs. White and Mrs. Fisher. Had pleasant call. Mrs. White handsome and Mrs. Washburn appreciative and bright. Had pretty rooms. Mr. Harriman returned last [evening] after killing two bears, mother and child. The color light brown allied to grizzly hind foot only 8 inches long some tracks seen 5 inches longer. A [mountaineer] came aboard this evening who was familiar with a great part of the coast from Wrangell to Oonalaska; said he was just like me, liked to go on [glaciers] and [mountains] alone. Was chased with wolves, had crossed many [glaciers], most admired the 2 in Lituya bay, they were so steep and sheer, entering the water in the [West] arm of bay and thundered so loud. He lived in cabin near head of
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
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