John Muir


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Got coffee at 3:15 A.M. Breakfast at 9:30, and left Delhi for Bombay at 12 M. Had intelligent Indian as fellow passenger in compartment, spoke good English, gave names of trees, etc. Passed many picturesque hills rising from plain like Marysville Buttes. This road is narrow guage. Speed about 25 miles - sleepers - Deodar - a beautiful fertile country, oft suffers from drouth - irrigate from wells. October 20th. Awakened this morning at 1 o’clock by my companion leaving the car. Slept again until 6:30. Fairly comfortable night. Interesting country all day until about 2:00 P.M. when the hills and mountain chain came to [sudden] end soon after passing this station. “Abou Road”, 17 miles from Mt. Abou, 5400 feet above sea level where tigers etc., abound. The mountain makes fine show from station but the entire range for 200 miles or so is interesting and picturesque, especially in detached groups of hills. At 9:30 at breakfast ran through wild region of gray granite very strong in structure like that of Yosemite. Also in color as if covered by same lichen, some glaciated domes and round saddle ridges, most of the domes small but very

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