John Muir


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28th A few hail stones & snow crystals but mostly sunshine. Another grand snow avalanche E Yo [East Yosemite] fall. Constant booming of snow & ice of Great Yo fall. Cone at foot over 300 ft high.

March 1st. Sunful Fine snow cascade E Yo Fall at 2.40 PM. Momentary pause in forest of dark live oak then reappear Universal & unmovable repose characterize all of the deeds of God. A repose as visible in the so called ragings of storms & crash & roar of avalanches as in the slap of mtns in sun calm

2nd Fine crisp bracing day of cool sunshine

43 3. Warm for first time since coming on the of the snow period.

4th Warm.

5 Wind swaying & stripping the falls to shreds dimming all day. Snow night 3 in Ouzel singing angelicaly

6 Warm & sunful 7 Very delightful day Snow hard in morning frost making famous pavement wh I tested in a rolicking walk

Rest of month glorious with sunshine. A few showers, 1 thunder storm ( [See] Sunnyside)

April 3rd Snow storm continuing irregularly for 3 days about 7 in. in all

Date Original

December 1872


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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