Report on the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land Volume 1

Report on the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...The water evidently covers a wide surface; in some places very shallow, but in others we traveled over small lakes and ice 7 feet 2' or more thick, very transparent. Musk-ox droppings (old) were observed continually. A snow-bird was seen, several hares, and a great many fox tracks, &c. At the farthest reached, the valley obliques to the right a few miles, then to the left around a high cliff, and is lost to sight. Here four musk-oxen were seen. One, which proved to be a female containing a well-developed calf, was shot, and the others driven off. The meat put on the sledge, and, after the dogs had stuffed themselves, we turned back. Took several compass bearings in the valley. Got out of the valley by a ravine about 2 miles to the west of the one by which we had entered it. The ascent was much longer, but the rocks and stones were comparatively few. However, very deep snow was met in a surface drain on top. The meat was left in cache in the valley. An immensely high hog-back lies just east of the lake; this we skirted around in returning. The tent was reached at 10.30 a. m.--four hours returning. At 3.30 p. m., turned in, after making all arrangements for forward trip with little sledge. At 2--35 a. m., barometer 30.10 764.53''; 4.30 a. m., barometer 30.22 767.57; 11.30 a. m., temperature +15.50--9.2 C.; barometer, 29.83 1757.67; 3 p. m., temperature +II5--11.7 C.; barometer, 29-83 757.67mm Ninth March (small Sledge, Shelter Tent, &c), Mount Easy To Musk-ox Valley. May 8.--At 12.15 a. m., breakfast. The outfit consisted of small sledge (weight 25 pounds), shelter tent, sleeping-bags, snow-shoes, &c, and knapsacks for proceeding without sledge, if necessary, more

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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654370X
  • 9781236543707