John Muir


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44 for bed, fire place, cut alder from thicket etc Found 33 species of plants in flr [flower] not counting willow A showy garden on level nearly at high tide with inlet. A fine stream near. [Lutkia], hedysarum, parnassia, Epilobium, bluebell, solidago Habenaria. Strawberry, (half grown berries.). Aretosstaphylos. Mertensia, Erigeron, Birch, willows. 4 grasses, etc the main flrs [flowers]. On way home discovered a fine group of monumental stump in washed out valley in mor [moraine], stratified wh [which] have suffered but little save battering of bowlders rolled forward

45 by moderate flood. bark on some, Menzies spruce 3 ft [foot] dia [diameter]. One standing astride old log showing at least 2 generations since mor [moraine] came to rest. [Here] I camped in 1880, a point then 1/2 m [mile] from gl [glacier] now 1 1/2 ms [miles] Many butterflies in garden Salmon trout at mouth of inflowing camp stream An occasional seal Saw bones of Ind [indian] feast Jager gull = sea swallow black [head] long forked tail long pointed wings -- gulls breeding near here saw young in water Crabs mussel shells sea urchin lobster dulse etc on shore.

Date Original

June 1890


Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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