John Muir


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Fall of snow. Isolated patches of sun glow delicate touch of cld and rock. Cool hollow at 8000 with Doug and concolor and yel p. 23rd. Snow this morning down 2000 ft. Tabletop pure white. Vert red bars naked, finely striated, bringing out bedding. A surge of gray mt clds towered and domed; vast downy, rounded, soothing cotton masses, collection about outstanding tower clusters and along front and base of highest rim - - - - only broken bits of rim visible; calm clds crawling; fresh keen birds seeking cold breakfast; a line of white glowing cld pks against pale blue belts of sky; over all, dim gray storm clds arching high. 23rd. Home Journey From Williams down and up across plateau. Cedar small, spreading big bushes, and few pines; then down into broad yellow flat grassy, 5900 ft, bounded n by mesa wall (spotted with small trees) 800 ft h? This yell flat 50 ms l? A degraded part pf Grt Plateau. The N bounding wall lime with red sandstone at base.

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15.5 cm.

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