John Muir


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July 23/06 started at 7 [fom] forests along banks of E Wash or NE. East most, about 7 ms [miles], & these are red & jaspery many of them with pink rings, some black. 13 ft dia [diameter] [divides] in 2 equal trunks about 12 or 15 ft from grnd [ground] [1] of the trunks is 60 ft l [long] to where it is covered in hillside & is [then] 10 in dia The other [terminate] at 60 ft & [lies] wholly exposed 5 or 6 ft apart [now] as they [lie] 3 sigs [straight] [arrowing] many small limbs 12 ½ ft dia 141 ft l [long] 2 about same dia

about 125 ft l [long]. a good many tree ferns bed of wash about 30 or 40 yds wide, depth [below] [gen] surface measuring by hand beds of sandstone only in wash [floor] are the eastmost groves visible, the others still buried Red hills to south ward of E [east] margin of forest shining with gypsum flakes & [plates] Forked tree white not dotted at base, 27 ft high to fork, main trunk 3 ft dia, 2 trunks about equal in length, 2, 3 in dia

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Original journal dimensions: 7 x 13 cm.

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