John Muir



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Muir describes the several major glaciers of the Sierra and analyzes their enormous excavations, all of which he illustrates with pen sketches. In conclusion he writes: ""When we walk the pathways of Yosemite glaciers and contemplate their separate works-the mountains they have shaped, the canons they have furrowed ... , on reaching Yosemite, instead of being overwhelmed as at first with its uncompared magnitude, we ask ""Is this all? wondering that so mighty a concentration of energy did not find yet grander expression.""


The Overland Monthly, v. 13, no. 1


pp. 67-79

Studies in the Sierra. No. III. - Ancient Glaciers and Their Pathways.



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