John Muir


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this P.M. there is a circular hut with walls of corrugated sheet iron and roof thatched with reeds like those of the natives, with a signboard at the door, inscribed as follows: “Post Office. Telegraph Office. Postal Order Office. Savings Bank.” Jan. 23. Fine cool morning. The wide plateau carved into more and more interesting forms of valleys, undulating plains, prairies, and crumbling kopjes. A tree with slender branches manages to keep its flat head level or nearly so. Probably a species of Mimosa. At noon we are passing through a picturesque region of long smooth ridges and domes and craggy hills, with luxuriant and grassy flowery vegetation. In the afternoon until dark at 7:40 we were running between two mountain ranges of granite, of massive glacial sculpture domes, long ridges of smoothly-

Date Original

November 1911


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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