John Muir


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39 1 large fork trib W [on] E side basin 2 Long meadow S 10 Q 1 m l 3 Short rough basin S 5 W v [very] rough moraine lol [between] dir S 5 W enormous blocks [sketch: main W wall basin; [Deer] flats; Long meadow; short [rough]; [Porcufino] [spur] from Hoff moraine; Looking S; on E end Hoff above L [Lake] Hoff] 40 (Indian Can) Moaraines very extensive spread over all basin, bed rock does not appear in stream until 2 or 3 ms from mouth banks of stream 15, 20 ft h all washed boulders & sand etc. long medial moraine at fork. The ice of this basin having overcome the slight divide around its North rim it is [fenced] out from the waters wh flow from the main upper basin whence it received its ice hence the great disproportion [ ] its moraines & present [extent of] area. The floods wh followed the retreating glaciers in this case being turned into Dome [crests] glacier ten ms long [ ] Ind Can [Indian Canyon] basin 3 [only]

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Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.

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