John Muir


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11 view up to Oregon [are] mostly [quite] bare & monotonous [uninventive] but here the hills are clad with [a dense growth of] conifers down to the waters edge or to the bank of the wave beaten cliffs [fronting the sea]. Even the [little] detached outlying islets have trees on their tops. [ ] [quite densely crowned] As we enter the Straights of Fucca the scenery becomes still more beautiful the densely tree clad heights rising beyond higher & higher in [charming [continuations]] noble groups holding out powerful invitations to [to] tree & mtn [mountain] lovers.

12 The water here is quite black. Along the Cal coast blackish blue breaking into fine white foam under the paddles then changing back to [the] solid color through tone of green & blue. The sunset [ ] back 21st was remarkably mellow & yellow for a sea sunset when [within] the sun was about an hour [of sunset] high the waves in [line of the [ ]] in its wake were fairly gilded with glorious gold. Next morning white glistening silver cloud effect quite marked. White edge cumuli with black [mossy] nimbus above from wh [which] depended.

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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