In his first book, The Mountains of California, Scottish-born mountaineer John Muir (1838-1914) writes about his travels and adventures around the peaks, passes, canyons, glacier and lakes of the Sierra Nevada. He dedicates one chapter to glacier lakes, which he introduces to the reader as follows :
Among the many unlooked-for treasures that are bound up and hidden away in the depths of Sierra solitudes, none more surely charm and surprise all kinds of travelers than the glacier lakes.
John Muir, 1894.
Keywords: geography, glaciology, California.
References and more to explore
 John Muir: The Mountains of California. The Century Company, New York, 1894. Note: see page 69 in the Penguin Classics Book print of 1985 with an introduction by Edward Hoagland.