John Muir


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51 Saved crest E of L [Lake] Hoff [sketch: glacl] Found large angular boulders in great quantities & on proceding upwards a mile or two found the querry a mountain side in wh the granite split over in block wh always left [the] block next the one [torn ] away fully exposed to the ice [those ] large blocks were underlaid by stratum of small one wh [big] worked out gave the gl full play upon the upper larger ones wh [ ] up [ ] gave the gl a chance to clinch on [virisbdly ] (To be Pholod) The whole of the removed Hoff range [very ] compound in structure giving rise to 52 Vast number of forms, ice from the multiple wombs of Hoff giving glac tribs of every direction of thrust. Their can be no clearer proof if the vast denudation of gls than is shown here in the breaking through of the Hoff range both by Tuolumne gl & that branch wh come to lake Ten [Tenaya] [sketch: East Hoff, Hof trib, Dana Gl, main channel of [Dana ] fork, Big [ ] [ ] on L Hoff, perhaps first Hoff ice, [Seams ] S continued on across Tuolumne

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