John Muir


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[Ultra] divide & ice towards Buena Vista N 55 W Mor [moraine] [sketch] N 68 W Main [stream] N 77 W Here straight St [Starr] King N 82 W [Stri] W [west] Mor [Moraine] R & G [Red & Gray] Camp Mor [Moraine] Lilies 35 on one stem Ill [Illilouette] Cascades romantic outgrowth of water on main stream. Falls 200 ft in two or 300 yds highest [cascade] nearly perp [perpendicular] 33 feet V [Very] fine in narrow (a few feet) gorge ragged ice torn [dome] on [S] [south] [plastered] with thick short junipers on S [south] a hanging [sloping] garden of all trees shrubs & flrs [flowers] that are most delectable in mtns [mountains] Spireas honeysuckles columbines larkspurs daisies goldenrods aspen willow lordly silver firs [pines] The stream in issuing from dark slot can [cañon] is at once woven to [lace] & spread broad to the sun in sheet cascades Starr King [looming] [grandly] in front

Can [Cañon] of str [stream] below Ill [Illilouette] [cascades] bears Star [Starr] King[ward] N 50 W N 30 E lines clvg [cleavage] well developed here Large yell [yellow] [slate] boulder here fallen apart by joints Showing ease of denudation [ableness] so also true [of] granite Stri [striation] here N 60 W Main mor [moraine] from R Mtn [Red Mountain] reposes S [south] side at slope of 27º [degrees] top of mor [moraine] on this section [Star] K [Starr King] bears N 52 W Clark [bears] N 10 E Alt [Altitude] mor [moraine] 666 feet About 300 bare at base densely clothed with [chap] [Mankuin] [Nanking] cherry Castanop [Castanopsis] keeps [from] [washing] & [ ]

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Original journal dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.

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