Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Soft going

We had been wondering all the way down from Morris Jesup how the Keltie Gulf would greet us. It is, as we feared, soft going, but by keeping out near Beaumont Island we find it decidedly better than on our upward trip.
    A short march today of 10 hours as we are all pretty tired and weather warm.
    We had some difficulty in finding a spot hard enough for a camping site, repeatedly breaking the crust up to mid-thigh in trying to pitch the tent.   

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