Creator

John Muir

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1st day Aug 19. Ride south - over [Gardiner] Val to Yel. undulating [ ] grassy firm pasture for Sheep elk deer. Forest dense in N sides tall slender v [very] rank growth of flrs in the grass Geranium [ ] [Gentian] bluebell. larkspur lupine Rose v [very] grassy [parks]. Camp at Tower creek handsome full in [curious] mass of [pillars] fall like vernal 130 ft trees in front. Strange setting 2nd day. Over Mt. Washburn Phlox [lark] 10 300 (9,600) Park & [grove] val ridge beautiful groves. 2 [spruce] v fine [Eng] & [Parry]. on side mtn The basin of Tower Creek evenly timbered. 3 Forks in [snow] like [Illillouette]. S side Washburn v grassy & [grovey]

[sketch: Head of Main Fall Yellowstone] compressed [in] edge makes angular edge Like vernal v green [rougher] more tensely crystalline green soon after falling upper at head

Date Original

1885

Source

Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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MuirReel27Journal04P06-07.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

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