John Muir


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33 The largest [first] & oldest seem to have been made by a union of two gls [glaciers] [rep] by [sketch of upward arrow] then as they varied they flowed separate the corresponding change in resultant trend is shown in mors [moraine] xx

Then as sun changes removed some of the exposed ice from Mtn towards M A new resultant was again made towards * This last change was gradual as shown in the splices thus [sketch] 34 The amount of glaciation on E [east] side of range is far greater than I at first supposed many of last mors [moraine] 400 ft high. The lava table lands between Mono and Owens Riv [River] basins are heavily denuded doubtless an immense central trunk glacier flowed S [south] ward down Owens Riv [River] valley & did much toward forming it Even the span or range bounding Long val [Valley] on the E [east] may be duly a residual mass of this enormous quantity of erosion Altitude Long Val [Valley] about 7,200 ft The mono & sage brush deserts in gen [general] are very flowery & garden like. We are in the habitat of

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