John Muir


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15 much water action going on beneath the gl sheet or at least at the breaking up of it. That the sound with its innumerable islands & inlets were carved out of the solid is plain from the fact of this formating stratified sandstone [near] level are [continued] from shore to shore everywhere as far as I have seen. The Olympus Range very beautiful & telling in the scenery the snow peaks veiled in clouds. Mt Olympus 8000? ft Mt Rainier visible in clear weather from the [sound] in many [places].

16 The [beauty of the] shores exceedingly rich in trees Doug spruce, menzies spruce, thuja gigantea, [picea] abies [grandis] & madrone the latter in flower now. 24th. From Victoria to Port Townsend, a beautiful village on bluff scenery like that of Lake Tahoe. 25th From Port Townsend to Seattle [thence] being transferred to the little steamer Zephyr to Olympia stopping at Tacoma to Steilacoom. 26th Return to Seattle. Lovely lake scenery water calm glassy reflecting the trees. First glimpse of Rainier. Turned to look as

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