Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

My heel pains me


A dull morning, but evidence of its clearing up, drifting a bit with some wind.
    My heel pains me so badly today I shall be obliged to ride most of the day. We are taking only the most essential things with us, such as stove, robes, etc., in case of a storm, intending to complete our journey to Ward Hunt Island and return here again tonight.
    Arrived at the island about 2 o'clock.  Saw on the hill sides what we though to be hare. The Huskies grabbed rifles and started off on a run. The hare proved to be ptarmigan and impossible to shoot with a rifle.
    We left here for the Commander 2 tins of biscuit, 5 tins of blue pemmican, 5 of red, 5 of condensed milk, one can of tea, a small stove, 3 tins of alcohol, 3 of oil and a kowatik. Took picture of Kiotah standing near cache. Came back in 3 hours and 10 minutes.     

Pictured above:
Greenland, MacMillan, Borup, Kyutah at Lockwood and Brainard's cairn, ca.1908-09, ID: 3000.33.222

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