July-August 1873 [Journal 13]: “Alps” and Little Yosemite
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 Top table |o| 3 & 240 [val] July [20th] foot moraine where ascend with horses 8450 & is near shoulder grand rounded [bossy] rock head of Yo Sem Val [Yosemite Valley] 8300. So also Tis like [ ] & level topped escarpment coming [ ] from Mt Starr King group Tis like front farther [up] is about 100 ft? than [larger] great it [Lat] [Morain] of Lyell about [ ] S. [ ] about [same] Alp & [well] [ ]where possible [mile] from up shoulder (N) [mor] slope [about] 24° [ ] of outmost moraine of Lyell 8100 Splendid garden at west end of water [ ] cut out & regulated by marmots [ ] mtnside [mountainside] |o| Clds R [Clouds Rest] & [ ] D [ ] with 140 flrs Azaleas in [6573)] also Lilium Parvum & [Aspidium] large tufted [ ] stems [crulinned] 2 in a long [taper] point beyond the [flrs] [Hasaekea] sets nuts & leaves among them so do geraniums. The lofted panicles [Leerzia] wave nobly many grasses [chess] & stipa etc. Lupine garden in the firs at slope of 18° great [heat] & moisture pine burs in garden, breezy, bees, flies & [humming] birds Saw [ ] bird feeding among the young shoots of the silver fir. Saw [bird] larger than canary light yellow dark orange head wing black barred with yellow Marmots keeping the water works of the garden July 25 (Garden)
Original journal dimensions: 15 x 18 cm.
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist
This journal is part of the John Muir Papers, MSS 048.
Muir, John, "July-August 1873 [Journal 13]: “Alps” and Little Yosemite" (1873). John Muir Journals (discovery layer). 13.
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