John Muir


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19 [sketch] Deep cleft by [ice] wombs at head filled with forests at this notch the truly Yo part of val [ ] as to wall sculpture begins alt bot val [altitude bottom valley] here 5200. [V] foot-4900 The South wall above this point becoming more & more beautiful in sculp [mostly] [ ] in the [best] instances of this sculp 2 [here] yet [seen] [gobles] both atop & down [shere] face [sketch: [ ]; 2nd; 1st mors; [notch]] [40] 20 a fine cascade divides 1 & 2nd above main 1st S trib, 300 ft h. A large picturesque [ ] is seen up the gorge of next stream above cascade probably 4000 ft h. marked A above 2 streams small on each side of val below first great S [but] 1 strain between the [ ] masses most [important] the [N] wall op great trib. The next on this side is just above the picturesque portion of wall, 2 come together thus [sketch] the left or [west] most much the larger this comes down a much [broken] [cavern] forming v [very] picturesque cascade mixed with plenty of [energy] above this begins the N Dome nearly op Sent [Sentinel] or S, D, [South Dome] [39]

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