John Muir


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A few [miles] from Portland broad lvd [leaved] maples 50 ft h 3 [dia] D [Douglas] Spruce many dead at top Thuja [50] ft [h] 12-18 [in] Small lvd [leaved] maples [red] v. ab [very abundant] 20 ft h hazel spiraea [ ] [universal] Willow 40 ft h. gen appearance dense shaggy green under[ ] hazy as tropics when water is ab. Alder Rubus Epilobium [yarrow] dogwood everlasting [in] [flr]. [Immense] deposits of [washed boulders] & pebbles & sand. Solid[ ] [ ] along river bank v. wide like Lake. Sky smoky [wood] [widely afire]. Multnomah Fall. V. [graceful] [with] [drain] in [imposing] [recess] Stream low Aug 15 , 85 about 12 ft wide nearly vertical [830] h rock basalt [ ] [with] maiden hair. grass [moss] [Large] [ ] [ ] a 5 ft dia 100 ft h. [ ] [ ] far above, [in] [ ]

[of] [broad] Columbia [fine] [ ] of lace [scarp] dogwood [rubus] 2nd fall in similar basin Arch [cave] at foot Along Columbia to Dalles marvellous display of rock & [leaf] intermingled [loosly] [ ] [ ] [ ] tropical in [gaudiness] of color [rubus] ash oak yellow & purple Evergreens in lavish [abundance] on [rock] slopes of crumbling lava [ ] & [glowy] [fuz] [harshness] [ ] [at] stacks [headlands] gorges all [ ] in [ ] green. The [Erigeron] sweeping around curves [of] foot of [huge] bluffs on [the] way across the [ ] [bright] & dark thro smoke & cloud with its train of helpless people a sublime sight Above the Dalles [thru] the Cascade River Evergreens vanish

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