John Muir


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valley in wh fine groups and scattered specimens in the bottom and up the sides far as can see. Great gray boulders of disintegrated, green patches of moss and spots of pale gray lichens on them also patches of brown needles on hollow or flat spots on the boulders chap of wild cherry and thorn, ceanothus leaning against them for fringe; great granite masses bulging out of hill slopes, a few trees on cracks. Once these masses strong, now weathering into boulders. Dead spars, trunks, branches, strew the grove; the seq branches very much smashed in falling; some huge giants much burned, noble ruins. One hallow a hotel dance house open on one side. Tufts of yel moss and lichen, cones, needles. The sheep dragging over disordered floor makes it mean should be cleared. But keep out sheep and prevent making a fire, nature will soon heal all scars either on ground or tree, wreath all in exquisite beauty again. The vegetation young conifers sparse , thin, ceanothus,

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15 cm.

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