John Muir


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Bill Williams and many volcanoes 65 ms dist? Lovely nemophila blue; also ? mts a lit to N of west pale blue volcanoes of Mt. Trumbul. The grandest, most extencive, views on all rim hereabouts; surpasses O’Neil’s pt to E of pt also, and from 2d only to [ ] Circorcarpus tree 20 ft h 6 in dia, small clustered lves. Glourious amber glow of sunset on cedar and pine. Sky purp and yel. See thor Walking. Pines shiver and shake in the stormy blast before the snowflakes began to fall. Wonderful swirl of the flakes and single crystals in the round headed recesses [ ] sweeping straight up and passing over our heads, derived from the bottom of canon; coming from the canon depths. 21st. Filmy cld and curdled mist all day, thickening towards eve. Walked P.M. S of R. Nut p lves remain on trees 8 to 10 yrs; tend to round headed, about 30 ft h, much branches. The younger needles single for three to 4 yrs? Blue, sharp, flat on upper side, rounded below. Single 2 lved fascicles of [ ] Mature lves mixed here and there with baby lves. Largest cedar 2 ft 30 h. Largest yel pine 3 ft dia 75 h growing only on ravines where soil is deep. Few of last over 250 yrs old. Limestone

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