John Muir


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75 Civil d christd [civilized Christian] man chokes his soul as the heathen Chinese their feet (we thank Heaven for sheep & elephants [ ] , grandly they blend with nature [man] creations he roams the sandy slopes of the [ ] firs [ ] meads [Sequoi] brown [ ] & [ ] chaparral walks the polished glacier canons [ ] Little cares he for rain & snow Red berries gooseberries, Mag bears of the Sierra are [worthy] [thing] magnif homes Not companions of men but children of God & objects of his tender keeping. Regards them with Equal tenderness & loves his bear children the same kind of love [illegible] 76 Clvg perp lines Mt Lyell Lakes 33 N 25 E Lyell granite & slate \, mag glac like [ ] [sketch: Lyell, top, slate camp] Dir of Trib camp N 80 W Bending N Dir next lower much larger is main Fork well defined & straight smooth regular N 20 W Dir next lower large well defined N All three come together a little about the main trunk, this last has five rock structure & [repeats ] also [ ]. As broad [ ] rivers now flow around & above every dome & peak so did those rivers of ice, the bottom current diverted now here now there [in confluence] with every [ ] canon but main [flowing] swept grandly over all like a deep upper wind.

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Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.

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