John Muir


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(Sketch: Looking N Kinchinjinga from the S) 3 of its small glaciers, but the cloud effect was glorious, pure white after storm clouds rising over the vast foothills in spires and ringlets from darker horizontal masses, covering thousands of square miles. Tea gardens, brushy glacial sculptured hills and forested ridges. While below these broad ascending cumuli fields there are smooth solid nearly level sunken cloud material filling the bottoms of the canons like glaciers nearly white. While swift rising rocky fog clouds rise like smoke rapidly in broad pillars or horizontally seemingly always in a hurry. These are the regular after storm reek clouds common to all canyon-furrowed mountains. There here and there one may see regularly stratified black and blue almost motionless masses

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Original journal dimensions: 11 x 16.5 cm.

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