John Muir



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Following a sound night's sleep midst the song of numerous cascades, Muir and his Indian friends set out to explore the ""Yosemite branch"" of the main fjord. To gain entrance through its narrow walls, they had to race over dangerous rapids; however, once within, all were ""impressed with the strange grandeur. ... Gliding on and on, the scenery seemed at every turn to become more lavishly fruitful in forms as well as more sublime in dimensions. Snowy falls booming and blooming in splendid dress, colossal domes and battlements, and sculptured arches of a fine neutral gray tint, [were] all laved by the deep blue water. ... ""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Oct. 16, 1880


p. 4, col. 3

Alaska Land. Perilous Adventure-Shooting the Rapids. A Typical Young Yosemite-Royal Glaciers-Alaska Flora. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Gold Camp, Sum Dum Bay, Alaska, August 20, 1880.



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