motion, making delightful calm for us as we gazed and sketched and took photos of the glorious show of [mountains] beheld at just the right distance to show the range from top to base with all their glaciers and fountains as a whole. The [mountains] from St. Elias are continued along the coast as an unbroken regular range. Mt. Augusta, a very beautiful gray sharp fluted [mountain], stands well back Mt. Cook like huge house or barn on top, and Vancouver next to [Yakutat] [Bay] the one that feeds the Eastmost [tributaries] of the Malespina. This is the grandest, richest in sculpture, infinite gables and V-shaped [valleys] and [canons], etc. A fine [mountain] seen to [North] is perhaps Mt. Hubbard. From [Yakutat] the [mountains] visible from the coast are pretty regular in height, say 8000 or 7000, [glaciers] at pretty regular intervals of 5 or 6 [miles] but the largest of [which] is [Yakutat]. As Fairweather is approached [Sketch: 1st [East] of Yakutat; A smaller low descending about 4 [miles] [West] of [Yakutat]]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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