John Muir


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[Loo] Looking [black] etc. again lost in the [wrinkles] & [flutings] [glancing] senses [mesmerized] out of [ ] [terrest]

Left foothills at French Bar Nov 16th 1869 in Company with W. Randall for Yosemite in particular, & the Sierra [Mtns] in general. Advanced like the slow & sure by very unforced marches, making every principal mountain [bench] which we encountered the labor of a day; generally eating breakfast at the foot, dinner halfway up, & supper at the summit. We were armed with a very formidable stabbing instrument, a kind of half way thing betwixt a sword & butcher knife. At Coulterville we further armed & burdened ourselves with a shotgun & projectiles suited to the killing of all kinds of mountain life. The scenery was enchanting & we allowed our bodies ample time to [sponge]

Date Original

November 1869


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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