John Muir


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Also white quite abundant about the mouth of Conness creek direction of trend below mouth of Conness creek W 5 N. Trend of canyon above Conness creek E 30 S or W 30 N. Trend Conness canyon looking up N 15 E mouth of blocked with domes and smooth whale - backed ridges and of porph. So also the broad opening towards Yosemite or a little N of it along south flank of Hoffman made undoubtedly by the vast flood from Conness and northward. Sketch page 6. Top of Conness visible from mouth of creek from slight elevation above river, Hoffman also North Church Tower peak. Grand bed of timber in conness basin a few Paton spruce here, two young ones 80 ft. high on S side islands stranding in open space as if looking across the swirling tossing manifolded river are I think as fine and beautiful as any I ever saw anywhere glorious cumuli at 2 pm. With thunder. Aug. 6. Morning Camp 20 Island Cascades. Clear white morning. Temperature air 53o water 50o slept fairly well without blankets for the first time for m any years, got up to replenish the fire only four times, the road and ah of the cascades very impressive camp a level sandy nook close to cascades a few contorta next river, two sides of the triangle granite rocks 75 feet high fringed with white Spiraea and Brewer pinctemon the latter just out of flower the flower with tufted grasses Eriog portulaca and purple spiraea in prime one contorta in the middle all brought out in full impressive beauty by the fire light. Sketch page 7 The islands from 100 to 10 feet in diameter mostly with contorta trees 1 to 5 and delightfully tufted and fringed with Bryanthus Cassiope willow and tall blue lupins and grasses dursus the Cassiope still in flower mostly on lower sides of the islands close to the water mosses at roots- fine choice of camps here. Mats of dwarf Manzanita in some with small glossy leaves. Now in front large cedars on moraine 6 feet in diameter 50 feet high. Beds of housitinia. A general view from high point gives the

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