Creator

John Muir

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[Sketch: Sunday, 2nd. July on [mountain] top with Gilbert and Trelean at Kodiack] Darkness is falling. The [clouds] rise and droop, exposing and hiding these majestic fine [mountains]. A few [years] ago the summit of Isinasky was blown off in a violent eruption. Dr. Dall assures me that four [years] ago it was naked and Shesaldon snowclad. Now the latter is bare, evidently hot at top, and the other has a crevassed well characterized [glacier] on it. At ten Shesaldon in the gloom looks gloriously wild and impressive, revealed from finely drawn top to broad base except the portion covered by a bar of [clouds] slanted across it thus [sketch] A very wide snow and ice field a few [miles] to the west sends down 3 or 4 [glacial] lakes, perhaps

Date Original

1899

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.

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MuirReel29Journal03P22-23.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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