John Muir


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Gentle breeze coming up the meadow making lively flutter in [fringes] of aspen. Stirring [firs] rubus nutkanus etc. & oleander tufted branches of [young] [seq] old ones, no perceptible motion. None in concolor or sug [sugar] p. [pine]. [Canterbury] with aspens. Many butterflies hum of [ ] [bees] etc. few mosquitoes gentle [ah ing] of wind above. [delicious] smell of drying [needles] branches broken off by winter snow etc. Hazel, hosackia, libo [goodyeara] collinsia 600 per sq foot [gilia]

Gen Sherman Cir. 82 ? 6 ft above ground Dia 7 rod + 1 ft = 30 - 2 Dia 6 ½ times rod = 27 Many trees of all ages on dry ridge to N of O meadow toward Sherman tree. Some in bed of stream. 2nd day walked to top of ridge to SE of O. Meadow, 2 or 3 ms [miles] seqs [sequoias] all the way up. Very fine view of Mt Silliman & other snowy pks [peaks]. Snow vanishing fast streams booming. Marble Fork unfordable. Crossed on lrg bridge over top of wh [which] the water poured a foot or so deep. Had to leave [ ] & walk to O Meadow a tough climb for the first after winter at desk.

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15 cm.

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