John Muir


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29 & of course the divide becomes very narrow & rough. The weight of the ice snapping off the wall in irregular patches. [sketch] These patches being left isolated now on one side now on the other, as the divide approaches the [Tuolumne] basin it flattens again upon compact [granite] & maintains its height but as it bends Eastward it suddenly drops at least 6 or 700 ft [forming] the lowest gap in the upper wall passing this the divide runs NE rising rapidly Very extensive meadows occur on Tuolumnes side of gap & upon this side is perhaps the only inland hill in the whole basin. 30 [ ] [section] [ ] [tearing] [along] etc. [sketch: 3rd Dome, Looking S across face, Note perpendic lines of C N 15 E, Direc of Ice S 50 E cross lines S 45 E]

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