John Muir


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leaves whorled below in 5s and 4s abound scattered. June2. Saw Doug sparrow, black-head grosbeak male, Louisiana tanger male, ouzel, near river bank; also on plain sandy slope back of mor of Grand Sentinel hundreds of black headed and necked birds 6 in l tail feathers white outside ones, brownish on back, white belly. [added later] Oregon snowbird; feeding with these, scratching busily among drift lves and thin grass tufts were sparrows, white stripes on head edged with black, sooty bluish neck and breast, brown streaked on back, all busy, 100s of them. Chondestes grammaca, the lark finch. A few had bright red polls. June3. At fork of Main R 5050. 2 cascades between Sphinx and Grand Sentinel about 1500-200 ft h, 10 ft wide avage. Majestic mass of Tiss_ has 5 rounded or blunt gable-like fronts on top cleft in marvelous wealth of sculpture, simple tree-clad cone above.

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