John Muir


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seem to have been used by Inds [Indians], being smoother in bottom & sides than most potholes. Saw many large seqs [sequoias]. One named for H. George about 20 ft dia or more. One fallen hollow section [there] as if ashes on floor had presented radiation to ceiling as great in [degree] as from side to side looked as tho fire on sides had [benn] measured by sapwood 3rd day to Huckleberry Mead. Crescent & Hollow Log Meadows. [Size] fallen tree Crescent Mead. Allowing for broken top 256 ft approx. =[66 +] Measures of 4 ft, stick [64] Subject to [ ] = 292 ft Grand trees all the way & around meadows, also sto Moro Rock & ridge. Grand view of foothills & Kaweah Forks, Castle Peak & Kaweah Peak etc. Hard domey ridge seems to extend from Castle Pk [Peak] across to Moro Ridge [Thence] descent very great. [Thence] also the forest begins & chaparral region ends, a great bear & deer presence many small residual gls [glaciers] lingered here. Tall Lupine 4 ft h [high]. The principal cover of ground in Giant Forest [leaflets] 6 to 9 flrs [flowers] blue stipules [arumnate] little of chamoebalia [Sketch: [ ] top of old tree on edge of Crescent Meadow-grove on top of old lightning shattered tree]

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15 cm.

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