John Muir


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Krasnayark at crossing of the Yenesei is beyond “the Great Forest:, a pretty place with beautiful public gardens, considered the finest in Siberia. Irkutsk on the Irkut River, branch of the mighty Yenesei. The Paris of Siberia. A 2000 mile belt of forest running right across Siberia The Obi, Yenesei and Lena navigable thousands of miles. One man said to have a thousand steamers on the Lena.

July 24th. Start up mountain on horseback, good gentle good horses. Reached elevation of 9300 feet, had good view of West summit with snowfields. When clouds came rolling down and rain got little wet. Easy ascent, good trail, passes at first through typical Georgian village, filthy. Co[illegible]. For fuel. Many dogs. Travel provisions on rush carts. Glorious smooth garden slope, very fragrant wild rose and lovely color pink, large 2-1/2 inches, bushes about 4 to 6 feet high. Fine pale species on other side divide below the great azalea fields of this very [illegible]

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