John Muir


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Found 3 P.O. on west side of lake and many a dozen or so of large and small hay and cattle ranches. Good road now a county road, first toll. Fine poplar and wilder avenues on some of the ranches and willow live fences. Camped at D.O.Mattly a Swiss who milks a good many cows plenty of cream here and every accommodation kindly granted. Sep. 1. Sauntered about until noon. Lovely day. Colors on lake and surrounding bills wondrous fine. Lake at first calm mirroring hills purple and brown. Then streaked by wind the streaks diff tones of blue - pale mimophilla to indigo delicately shaded - the Nisland black rough - the south an uplift of lake bottom stratified pale lavender color - greatly drenched - Post glacial. Mor material cut through by Vining creek 100 ft or more - all water rolled more or less - 3 flrd comp blue - heads all the same - Prunus Andersonia - Grayri Caulzens - Immense deposits of washed bowlders at Vining creek. P.M. drove to Farringtoms the old Joe Bolers ranch, settled a few years after my first visit in 1870. Sep. 2. Sent back wagon and started up canyon Bloody. I walked ahead of train to cabin at foot of Mor Lake owned by Mr. Grose a miner. Plenty of

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