Gladly sings out [I’ve]  [ ] [thats] not bad, & [then] turn full on [me] I look out the door to the mtns [mountains] instinctively & fortunately there are mtns before every Utah door & [say] [I’ve] [I’ve] not got any. As the old Jordan of the Holy Land [pass] [from] the Sea of Galilee into the Dead Sea so does this Jordan of Utah from Utah Lake into the Great Salt Lake the Dead Sea of America. It is about 40 miles long from 80 to 120 ft wide in many places about 8 to 12 ft deep flowing [below] the [soaring] [ranges] through a flowing [ ] level. It drains about 80 ms [miles] of the Wasatch from whose snows all [its] waters are [drained] measuring from the highest [buttress] of the [Spanish]
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist