John Muir


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36 in a [naked] clean [surfaced] condition to any of those conducting to be fed & nourished by them, only in this way can we procure our daily spirit bread only thus may we be filled with the holy ghost

17 Half cloudy snow this eve. Last eve 5 or 6 inches 18 7 or 8 in snow Last night & still snowing 9 PM snowing after noon Fine gentle snow storm Snow over all & in all 19th sunful again in continuance of daily snow & sun vibration. Falls very deeply coated

37 with ice wh [which] came down at intervals of few minutes all day with astonishing length & breadth of reverberating sounds. 20th Sun Calm. Loud thundering of ice from border of Yo fall continuing all day Witnessed grand snow aval, back of [Lingdys] winter house exactly similar to fall of water when it arrived at horizontal bench it filled it as a stream does [with] a basin & thus flowed on


21 Fine sunful PM cldy [cloudy] forenoon

Date Original

December 1872


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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