June-October 1881, Cruise of the Corwin, Part II Image 55

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Muir, John
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir; journals; drawings; writings; travel; journaling; naturalist
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across the top are nearly all from N. to S. The highest point is about 2500 ft. above the sea, and the mountainous portion is nearly cut off and made an island, a wide gap of low ground connecting the high portion with the mainland being only a few feet above the level of the sea. In this low portion there is here and there a rounded up-swelling rock mass with trends all telling the same story of a heavy oversweeping ice-flood from the N., showing that not only was Behring Sea and Strait eroded by the ice and added to the domain of the ocean, but that the Arctic Ocean also has had its basin created by the same agent a surely as in the case of a mountain lake. I also had a good view of the coast mountains to the N. and S. for hundred miles or so. All are tellingly glaciated and speak in harmony with the above generalization. So does the W. Diomede, of which I had an excellent view from the ship this afternoon. I got back about 1 P.M. Found a good deal of snow 2 ft. deep or more, hard to wade. Discovered another graveyard