John Muir


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Aug [August] 5 Currentless sea of holy beamless light Mid [Middle] of R Mor [Red Moraine] slope 26º [degrees] 30´ [minutes] 1 mi [mile] [view] of N [north] divide of Ill [Illilouette] basin smooth granite billows rising here & there to a dome their white gray dotted with pine & separated from each other by [black] lux [luxurious] forests strips This to St [Starr] King from Clrk [Clark] over [these] waves swept [transversely] the mighty snows of Clrk [Clark] Lyell on the [W] [west]

Mor R [Moraine Red] bears lit [little] to right of St K [Starr King] near terminus then sweeps to left Ill [Illilouette] after receiving last trib [tributary] 25 wide 2 ft deep ordinary stage, Alt [altitude] 6110 Runs N 25º [degrees] W 1/2 m [mile] above Ill [Illilouette] falls ice compelled to ascend 20º [degrees] in sweeping Gl Pt [Glacier Point] & Sent [Sentinel] Dome reckoning from stream level Slope of grand W [west] wall here 27º [degrees] Stream from last trip [tributary] to falls has descent of 140 ft

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Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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