John Muir


image preview


Bryanthus 3 [spurs/spires], one with purple bulbs-one pink 2 spotted with-dark purple & loose calyx the third highest on the mtn. [mountain] 7500 ft. [feet] flrs white yellowish also cassiope on upper margins. tall wavy leaved [liliaceaes] plant common lower masses of purple mimulus & yellow & [penstimums]-3 [pedicularis] lovely [fritillaria] white v [very] common with its pair of leaves. Eriogonum one [species] Very little grass is to be found in these fine daisy gardens or [sedge]. Nothing can exceed the the charming beauty of arrangement of these upper groves & flowing folds of flowery [prarie] The tops of silver fir swelling above one another on the right lateral mor of N is [equally] gl [&/V [very]] grand Noticed many small lakes & lakelets with raised, almost rolled borders caused by swell of ice in winter, giving a rich sumptuous appearance to the banks when plushed with moss. & bryanthus. Lakes less common than in Sierra on account of crumbling porous char. [character] of lavas

Date Original



Original journal dimensions: 11 x 17.5 cm.

Resource Identifier



Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Rights Management

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.


John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist