Abstract

Introduction

Last summer, while traveling on horseback and on foot through the southwestern portion of the Yukon district and the extreme northwestern parts of British Columbia, many opportunities presented themselves for observing glacial phenomena—opportunities such as would hardly occur to those who were passing through the same country in boats on some of the many streams which flow along the bottoms of the many deep and wide valleys.

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My route lay to the west of the Lewis river, on and in the vicinity of what is generally known as the Dalton trail—that is, up the valleys of the Chilcat and Klahina or Tlehini rivers, over the summit of the Coast or Chilcat range, and down a wide and continuous valley which, after being occupied in succession by parts of several streams, forks, the easterly portion forming the valley of the Nordenskiold river, which joins the Yukon . . .

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