John Muir


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53 Also red slate band. Perhaps south to cranes Flats (Dome to be Photod) lol L ten & Hoff, ice come over & round on both [sides] Layers torn away in front. Magnificent ice slope. Here unplanted & bare as before it saw the light in ice All rock masses left in basin of gl are of this general form [sketch] & if at the lower end there is much fall in channel a dome will be formed or sharp peak as the cleavage determines those [brons] are first above the ice & their bases are narrowed & polished long afterwards. Upon smooth new rocks of this kind there 54 Is always a covering of boulders, but on older backs wh have been disintegrated all have been rolled off by the stools wh they have protected becoming too narrow & they are gradually rolled off but larger ones with flat surfaces crush the stools or tilt on one side without rolling. The N gl wombs are always deeper & more perpendic than S ones because ice is deeper. In Hoff mtns there is evry grade of Dome structure, the most perfect [&] compact is possessed of lines of clvage capable of separating the whole into bricks. Upon the N end of Hoff the Tuolumne [ice] crossed the [8] seams making Half Domes. Fine [streamers] of solid seamless [masses]

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