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

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Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.

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