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

August 25th

Weather improved. I went to bed early last night and [felt?] much better this morning. Adams McBride and I left camp at 12, took "Maud's Blonde Friend" in the boat with us and crossed the inlet. We carried a tent, blankets, and provisions for three days; also the plane table. We packed the things on the sled, and Adams and McBride pulling and I pushing we went the west side of G to the nunatak beyond. The ice was very hard to pull the sled over. We reached the place for camp at 5:20 pm. Although Fairweather was beautifully distinct in the morning, the wind from the north was feeble, and the barometer was low and towards evening- the clouds began to gather. Fearing that that tomorrow might be cloudy, I left the two boys to make camp and taking the plane table ascended some distance up the nunatak and id some work. I regained camp a little after eight. We brought with us the small oil stove; not feeling sure of finding wood, but we nevertheless did find enough for a camp-fire. The camp was on decomposed granite covering the solid rock. We had forgotten the rubber blankets, and therefore spread down our oil-skins, over which we spread the tent and slept with nothing over us but our blankets.

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