[Charles Sprague] Sargent
-2-imbricated over each other by the pressure of the snow so that the high slopes seem to be neatly and handsomely thatched. In this form it is seldom more than 3 or 4 feet high. Yet it bears fertile cones and seems thriftly and happy as if everything was to its mind. In this dwarfed form it reaches a height of 5500 feet. At a height of 4000 feet few of the erect trees are more than 50 ft. high, and one foot in dia. at the ground.”“The pine and spruce of the region lying between the head of Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek in great part give place to a handsome fir around the lake, and upward to the north and on the mountains. The tallest about a hundred feet, one foot diameter at ground, feathered with short branches from top to bottom. “The pine and spruce of the region lying between the head of Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek in great part give place to a handsome fir around the lake, and upward to the north and on the mountains. The tallest about a hundred feet, one foot diameter at ground, feathered with short branches from top to bottom. The cones are 3 inches long, one in diameter, dark purple, bracts short, dark colored, wings of seeds very dark, leaves 5/8 to 7/8 inch long, falcate, blunt, excepting those of leading shoot which are quite sharp. Mostly pale yellow-green. The mountainside on the west side of the lake is forested with this tree – leaves all around the branches.”This, I guess, is enough. Goodbye. Remember me to good lively boyish Cicuta CanbyEver yours,JOHN MUIR02350
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