John Muir


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25 [pika] Heard & saw small marmot that lives in granite rocks. chee-cheeps [plaintively] uttered In company with the bright frisky confiding [inquisitive] [Tamias] or squirrel sparrow Clark crow feeding young Young ducks in Mor lake June 20th Bloody Can Pines & firs just putting out lves [leaves] June 24th Alt 9000 Picea [Amab] in full flr [flower] – male June 19th Alt 8,500 Phlox large and showy Gilia Multiflora Yel [yellow] Viola Prunus Poppy Wythia Abronia Griog Eunanus Mentzilia Lupinus Cresses in full flr [flower] on Mono plains June 21 26 [forming] fine garden. Saw fine sage hens large as turkeys walking leisurely. Vol tablelands barren but starred like a sky with large acaulescent oenothera 3 in dia [diameter]. Yo [Yosemite] of [Mid] Fork San Joa [Joaquin] much larger & grander in every way than Merced yo [Yosemite], Gls [glaciers], lofty peaks widespread streams infinite var [variety] of veg [vegetation] animals, grouse, deer, bears, wild sheep, squirrels, etc . Fine harmonies now being sung by [tuned] [rills] innumerable Glorious [sculpture] [domed] & [spired] & peaked

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.

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