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Travels in Alaska

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Author: John Muir
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,684 / 243 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 2,025 5222
Genres: Nature, Travel

Descriptions glowing with color, thrilling stories of adventures on mountains, glaciers, and the sea, and sympathetic accounts of the life of the Indians make this account of the wonders of our Northern possessions one of the most interesting of recent travel books, while as the crowning volume of Muir's works it will take and hold a permanent place in American literature.

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eneath them in wide amphitheatres opening down through the forest-filled valleys. These valleys mark the courses of the Olympic glaciers at the period of their greatest extension, when they poured their tribute into that portion of the great northern ice-sheet that overswept Vancouver Island and filled the strait between it and the mainland.

On the way up to Olympia, then a hopeful little town situated at the end of one of the longest fingers of the Sound, one is often reminded of Lake Tahoe, the scenery of the widest expanses is so lake-like in the clearness and stillness of the water and the luxuriance of the surrounding forests. Doubling cape after cape, passing uncounted islands, new combinations break on the view in endless variety, sufficient to satisfy the lover of wild beauty through a whole life. When the clouds come down, blotting out everything, one feels as if at sea; again lifting a little, some islet may be seen standing alone with the tops of its trees dipping out of sight in gray misty



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