John Muir


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& service berry on ashy plains terraced by [successive] stream [short] of water from melting ice. This material derived from Crater L [Lake] probably Small Gooseberry R. [river] [ ] red smooth berry waxy lvs [leaves] Camp 6 ms [miles] N of Klamath on pumice plain. Firewood scarce make fire between 2 young contorta with Sargent, Chat & Jersey mosquitoes Plains & Klamath region generally 4200 Alt [altitude] 30 noblis ab [abundant] mtn [mountain] p [pine] Yel [Yellow] Hemlock paton ab. The finest forest of it I ever saw trees large 4 to five ft dia [diameter] 100 h [high] miles of it with only here & there a noblirs up to lake

The canon of Anna Crk [Creek] quite deep for size of stream say 500 ft. fine section of lava, grey & massive & sheer walled beneath 10 to 20 ft [of] mor [moraine] of gl [glacier] detritus reformed by water—vegetation at bottom trees Pattonia & Douglas & [noblis] ferny & mossy contorta reaches up to within 3 ms [miles] of Lake. As Lake is neared flrs [flowers] become ab [abundant], scarlet mimulus columbine, blue penstemon ribes, dwarf huckleberry dwarf like in park (--[myrtelordas]) compositae eriogonum, aster [ ] etc. Ceanothus glutinosum prostratus etc. ab [abundant] 10 ms [miles] below Lake & southward on dry ashy [pumice] [plains] with ponderosa & contorta sparsely planted. Lake walls from 30 to 90 [degrees] descended to shore where slope is 35 [degrees] avg [average] hard walking or scrambling ground on the [move] hard ridges timbered handsomely nearly from top to bottom with fine large pattoniana some places precipitous, bottom seems to have fallen from portion drained by flows

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