Creator

John Muir

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A beautiful spot near their landing place where the sod so woven with bushes, dwarf alder, cranberry and crowberry, Ledum, Arbutus that being undermined, it bent over the cliff like a curtain, making a chamber that could be entered by a bush-fringed opening. This vertical curtain was growing luxuriantly, and the berries were ripe on it – one could stand and pick them like picking grapes from trellis. 10th Sep. Warm, 50o at 8 A.M. when Mr. Nelson and I left the ship in the launch with crew of 6 men to examine the right bank of the estuary of the Buckland and ______ rivers. Found 2 rocky masses, formerly islands, now portions of the Choris peninsula by the deposition of river sand, etc. quartz, pebbles, 20 miles from end of

Date Original

1881

Source

Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.

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MuirReel27Journal02P095A.tif

Publisher

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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