In 1890 & 1892, Harry Fielding Reid traveled to Glacier Bay, Alaska. During the expedition, Reid mapped Glacier Bay, collaborated with John Muir, measured the movement of the glaciers, created sketches and made photographs of the glaciers, and produced 24 notebooks.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has transcribed these expedition notebooks, so you can follow along with Reid's expeditions and experience Glacier Bay as he saw it over 100 years ago!
Journal I : Expedition to Glacier Bay, Alaska, Summer 1890
Thursday. We were up this morning soon after six, and found it raining. The rain has continued steadily all day; and we have packed as steadily. Tonight nea everything is ready but the last closing up.
For the last few days we have been mak baking bread, and we find it a great improvement on the very hard hard-tack which we had left.
We have been all day on the look-out for the canoe. It will be very disagreeable if we have to make the trip to Bartlett's Bay in the rain.