John Muir



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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

""I wish to say a word for the great central plain of California in general and for Twenty Hill Hollow, in Merced County, in particular .... ""Muir describes the physical features of the Hollow along with its plant and animal life. He comments: ""If you wish to see how much of light, life, and joy can be got into a January, go to this blessed Hollow. If you wish to see a plant-resurrection-myriads of bright flowers crowding from the ground ... go to Twenty Hills in February. lf you are traveling for health ... hide in the hills of the Hollow, lave in its waters, tan in its golds, bask in its flower-shine, and your baptisms will make you a new creature indeed .... Presently you lose consciousness of your own separate existence: you blend with the landscape, and become part and parcel of Nature."" Twenty Hill Hollow is now a private reservoir on a large cattle ranch.


The Overland Monthly, v. 9, no. 1,


p. 80-86

Twenty Hill Hollow



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