John Muir


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109 Grass a [species] of Agrostis tall [unbranched] shinning [stem] purple [ ] of handsome flrs [flowers] arching & [waving] above the low [ ] like tropic bamboos. As there are no harsh [hard] dividing lines in nature, in the physical world glaciers blending with the the snow & the snow with the [thin] invisible breath of the sky, so there are no stiff frigid [stony] [ ] walls [betwixt] us & the spiritual world – [ ] [us] & heaven [there] are blending [as betwixt] immeasurable & [untraceable] as the edges of melding clouds, eye hath not seen ear heard etc is applicable here for earth is partly in heaven & heaven in earth. 110 N of Yosemite gl [glacier] main [trunk] can [canyon] of Tuolumne Lines N 35 E Both N & W lines well [developed] at Cath Pk nearly N & S “ Further W ½ M N 20 E “ “ “ 1 M N 35 E “ “ “ N 35 E “ In Big Can S 70 E N 20 E How comes it that so many broad round passes are in Clds R [Clouds Rest] ridge? (Feldspar Mead)

[sketch possibly of Clouds Rest Ridge with arrow above and word “gl”] Perp clvg [cleavage] on ridge W of El Cap trail to Eag Pt [Eagle Point] N 35 E S 45 E lines of clvage in rough [worn] [gl] Tuolumne. Water polished surface through smooth or smoother than those of ice [gl surfaces] are [full of] always destitute of steady [par] [striae] & are full of inconstant dents & [ ] & groupings.

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Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.

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