John Muir


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light glowed in the gloom, when all the foregoing brightness was again shut out like the wall of the celestial city, fringed with silky clds above with rolling [ ] clds below. In a few minutes the curtin was dropped again all over, showing the light shining through their boat in gray snowy gloom as through ground glass. Were snugly seated on ledge sheltered from the moaning wind, a cedar far in front. 20th. All flat tables pure white, the woods silvery gray, lves and twigs, dark stems almost black. The taluses, upper, brush-covered gray with striking effect. Sn reached to about 1000 ft below rim. Broad views over forest very effective. P.M. Walked to Rowe’s pt and Sentinel pt along rim. V grand view from former on jutting cliff wh is the end of a ridge timber clad, a part of the gen plateau trees on dry ground in gen ½ each of pine and cedar Utahensis [ ] about 10 ft apart. View both to e and w 75 ms? Innumerable towers and sculp features. View over forest to SF mtns and

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