Journal I : Expedition to Glacier Bay, Alaska, Summer 1890

July 6th

This being Sunday, after Breakfast we assembled in the tent and read aloud two chapters from the Bible, and then attended to various small duties about camp until afternoon. After lunch we four (Cushing, Adams, Morse and I [)] took a walk out on the glacier, and went about a third of the way across thro' the crevasses. This was the first experience of my companions in the use of the rope on the glacier. We got along very well. Towards the middle of the glacier the ice rises in sharp blades, making it very difficult to get across along. We were about 1/4 mile from front of the ice. Probably a half mile further back we could cross more easily. We returned to tea at seven; then went along the beach to the ice front, where Morse took two 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 photos of the pinnacles.

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