John Muir


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21 pared with sequs [sequoias] wld [would] seem to ensure the extinction of seq [sequoias] by leaving no open space for its seedlings, but it may wait for 1000 yrs [years] or more to get a single seedling planted advantageously to ensure its survival. This it may & does accomplish when its crowding companions fall, by rot or fire. taking chance possession of the fresh

22 soil & space. 29th started from Giant forest to Alta Meads [Meadows] [8] 10 ms [miles] at 11.30 AM, arrived 5 P.M. a glorious place. magnif cones 1/2 grown, contorta. Balfour alt [altitude] 9500. Alta Peak 1600? Grand view E. [east] Kaweah Range, glorious sculp [sculpture] below at head of mid Fork smooth [green] [flry] [flowery] slopes on fine ground Dutch trenches, elder, astragalus sprague v [very] ab [abundant] & little buckwheat, epilobium. On Alt [Alta] Pk [Peak] primula [bryanthus] polemonium

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