National Geographic : 1937 Dec
A VAST GLACIER CREEPS TO THE EDGE OF GABRIEL CHANNEL, HALTS, AND TOPPLES HUNDREDS OF CASCADES TOWARD THE SEA Pulling his dory ashore at the south end of the narrows, the author pauses to count more than 300 streams born ofthe great ice sheet. Some plunge athousand feet before they reach the channel waters. Here the summer is cool, and more snow falls than melts during the year. The surplus, instead ofpiling up indefinitely, turns to ice under great pressure and gently flows toward the sea.