143 [sketch: broad flat valley at least 1000 deep opening to Mt. Dana; this one inclusive; there [are] 4 gaps well defined opening to Tuol [Tuolumne] Meadows; reckoning trail gap at Cath PK [Cathedral Peak] last all par [parallel] & with crests of Clds [Clouds] Rest, Hoff [Hoffmann] etc.]
144 Meadow is [height] to mtn [mountain] streams they rest & sleep Looking at them they are seen to reflect all [their] waking thoughts & deeds like men All of E [east] bank mtn [mountain] 10000 [h] [high] is morained & grassed & timbered with fir (Dome Crk [Creek] of up [upper] Merced) Very much smooth unfissured granite in this basin
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 15 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist