John Muir


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34 dappled most vividly - at distance on mtns [mountains] the shadows seemed like dark covering of forests. The last part of Mt. Sheep that [ ] is the [hum- erus] & the upper part of skull just as knots of tree trunk. they [ ] beautifully white outside-pink[ish] inside. Sage hens abundant along Cottonwood Creek Night-Hawks July 18th over the meadows of the Carson at Fort Churchill. Lizards the most [guileless] of Nevada animals allow themselves to be touched with stick-soon run forward to [smell] it curiously. Turn up tail & toes when exited. 9 species

35 The outlet of Walker River basin when its waters stood at slightly higher level than now was north from end of Masons Valley through a long wide channel rocky near it end into the Carson opp [opposite] Fort Churchill. The rocks-projecting bosses & prominent=ories of lava (breccias) against wh [which] the waters washed noisily. How silent now-suggestive of [City] [rains] in desert. Fall |0| [between] lower end of Mason Val [Valley] & Carson confluence of outlet about 200 ft In most of the way a dead currentless bay strait wholly so when water at highest level about 4600 ft. Foot of Val [valley] 4400. Carson 4200. [ ] 4600. Numerous Hollow white sediments in bottom without outlets towards Ragtown. White sediments horizontal upon tilted clays.

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