Emily [O. Pelton]
falls was sublimily at my feet. To the right waved the subsiding timbered billows of the foothills. Still beyond the yellow hazy plains, & still farther upon the rim of the sky loomed the blue flowing mountains of the coast. To the Eastward the jagged spirey peaks of the Sierra crest were [bathed?] in equal transparent light each mantled reposingly in their first treasures of snow - I sat gazing for an hour or two giving myself ample time for mind & body to sponge themselves full of beauty - sketched a represent- ative portion of the panorama & started for the nether world by a new route. - Got on bravely until full half way down when I was suddenly halted by a sheer descent of five or six hundred feet - had to march back to the every top
1870 Jan 29
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