John Muir


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59 1st S trib from lower end S 50 W Crest Clark also direc of N [ ] Gl N 5 W Slot Proof [ruins] long seams N 10 E 2 Gl lol [between]Clrk & gray Mtn S 65 W 1st Camp Gulch S 35 W Moraine straight & steep [Chaparale] etc N 55 W medial of red & ? [str ] lol [between]2 lowest summits of Red mtn W 20 S Cut through at L L by gls Striae grand Basin S Red Mtn W 15 S Striae mouth of S side W 5 S Striae top main valley main Trunk S 5 E Striae half way down lower S 10 W Big granite seam [running] to slate N E Middle Fork Gl S 65 W 60 Summit of (Mt Clark) Is the sharpest & most surprisingly curved of all summits have yet seen. Best view from edge to the N [shortest] from summit. It owes its curves & sharpness wholly to glaciers, the gl wh it gives to Nevada has the most regularly formed womb of any have seen has (2 lakes), Clark is difficult of ascent possible from E side has P. flex to summit nearly. Slopes bright with crystals & flrs (Erig) & S fraguea) & [cass/comfrey] etc. (Rocks lichened) gives 2 tributary gls to Nevada 7 ½ to [Ill] the gl wh issued from lol it & gray mtn has left fine lake N side of mtns strongly marked in this group with steeper newer walls & with lakes falls S tribs have left lakes at womb. (seams so well developed that ice has had own way) [sketch: E W, Lake, another here]

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