107 Width of névé of Hoff [Hoffmann] at top 20 ft 4 in When measured not so much V [very] steep broader below Is cutting back into mtn [mountain] on N 35 E seams Whole height about 500 ft
108 Oct [October] 15 [sketch] Oct [October] 15 Granite always shows cracks where pressure has been great This is apparent upper end of Little Yosemite where a vast table of very hard & seamless granite occupies the middle of Merced Valley Stones left loose Lake basins [without] feeding streams [Planted] around with Aspen whose leaves [flutter] with joy in ripe yellow death & with greater beauty than in new born green
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 15 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist