Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Can almost see the ground

Thirty eight above this morning. Went down to Thirty two and now it is back to Thirty six. It began to rain about eight oclock this morning and rained until three this afternoon and then turned to snow and now has turned to mist. That is the first rain that any of us has ever seen in this vicinity. It has set the brooks running and taking the snow off pretty fast. If we get sunshine tomorrow we will see the snow disappear pretty fast. Can almost see the ground uncover now it is going so fast and the ice is slacking up close alongside. The Dr. said the Channel was open down as far as Lincoln bay and a place a half a mile wide right across to Greenland. The Bar. is 29.82 going up slow it has been below thirty a long time, and we have had a lot of cloudy weather.  

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