John Muir


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From ridge had also impressive view of hazy plains & foothills & of the glorious forests in every dir. Very telling looking down into basin of O meadow 1000s of seq [sequoia] heads of every size & form from sharp to broad [dome]. Also grand seq [sequoia] display on the other ridge top across the basin. On top of this ridge much bare rock. Some seq [sequoia] on v [very] shallow soil or slightly fractured granite. One near trail-crossing 15 ft dia [diameter] has lost head by [lightning] must be pretty old. [is] [in] little danger from [fire] Spraguea ab mixed [with] glorious ab of lovely androsace or gilia. Many trees on stream & in it on way up to the ridge [ ] to Huckleberry Meadow, long meadow, & Crescent Meadow. Bare rock on ridge here & nearly everywhere in open ground covered with [lovely] gilia mixed with spraguea. Fine tigerlily in the O Meadow petals revolute like turk turban purple-spotted rather small. In the p.m. visted sunset rock fine view of plain & dif forks of river. Sugar pine strangely dwarfed on this rock as much so as any. One or two flattened over seam in rock maybe walked over like albicaulis. Many potholes rather shallow on this rock & one near the round meadow on NW, some

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15 cm.

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