John Muir


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26 Omit The boulders of the upper end of Yo [Yosemite] accounted for by [fading] landslips –shot a 100 ft up E [East] bank rounded boulders that high domed & cut [through]

Trees carried down in landslip always head first as in snow ava [avalanches]

Landslip filled in every pore with water—need no [confining] channel. very distinct from [cliff] avas [avalanche]

Land[slips] in miniature in channels of gls [glacier] where contacts with slates & [granites] in Ill [Illilouette] basin very clear

Trees that a man could lift centuries old not 20 ft to highest tassels


[Small] [pines] of a doz [dozen] tassels aged as [ ]. Mere perennial sods of grass & carex v [very] old & matting shrubs.

Force illustrated in the [lightening] stricken pine in gl bosses, huge rock moraines yet in perfumed hush overgrown with flowers

In my old haunt when first began my [studies] camped in this v [very] spot [years] ago – no foot seemed to have neared it There is the mark of my fire & the brown [pine] tassels of [any] [had] close to the [beveled] bank of lake

Constancy of the feelings

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Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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