John Muir


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99 [sketch] [Feldspath] [scum] on 1st big flake from top in line with top of stake with right side of [hand] against rock marked with axe [H] with right eye shut Aug 23rd 72 [sketch ridgelines ]: S Fork; Main Yosemite Bank; Moraine; Smooth Table; [Perp] here 100 Can of [Lyell] representation – for [ ] is in granite of [shady] clvg [cleavage] Therefore not obedient to crossing demands of ice one grand[swap] but [surrounded] [with] [ ] [responsiveness] to [touch] of tributaries Tribs of [gray] mtn wh [which] [form ] right bank are shallow & had but little [penetrating ] [power] unlike those of Yosemite Lakes at foot of gl [glacier] [ ] [much] [spangles] in lake Melting of snow working evenly spreads moraines. Snows [soothe] down & finish the work of ice as dens follow carry on & finish the work of [ ] Stones of Lake margins thus [sketch of stones at lake edge with end stone turned] Any stone may wedge pushed shoreward. Melting of gla [glaciated] ice in lake basins? ?

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