113 Many bare white [bow] like trunks are [visible] in the scanty tasseled green dead equal [living] Yet are they beautiful in their lines & fill the place allotted as no other could healthy & drink light that is stored with abundance of resin & wheaty starch for their white seeds If the succulent & soft limbed trees of the hot valleys were [here] or big roses & lilies we would see at once they were [wanderers] & lost & say go home darlings
114 Glacial lakes very bountifully stored with delicate & beautiful life. Tall lupine blue & fragrant is yet lingering here So also few daisies & senecios Chickadee at camp & two others besides crow I never found the devil in the [scenery/survey] nor any evil but God in [clearness] & the religion of Jesus Christ I find the Sermon on the Mount on every mount [mountain]
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 15 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist