John Muir


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8 Slope of Lamons Avalanche 33° (or 31) Height [Lamons Avalanche] above mead [meadow] 530 It does not lack Jan [January] 15 1873 wings of ardent flys [flies] to hum & buzz nor pidgeons [pigeons] nor squirrels nor banks of fragrant applopappus [haplopappus] & ferns with club moss, Cheilanthes grac [graciella] Pel Mucro [Pellaea Mucronata] & Gymnogramm All [tingling] at the roots Asters Penstemons Eriodictyon A few pines mostly oaks foliage [glaucous] in the light dense forest of drooping boughs Shadow shape of pine forest on N [north] edge

9 (Shadow) Alt [altitude] Valley bot [bottom] 4150 Slope back [Ladiks] [Leidigs] 28° Slope Alt [altitude] 1030 Slope up 43° Slope down 40 Alt [altitude] 1400 From Sent [Sentinel] Dome to 1/2 m [mile] to left of Yo Sem [Yosemite] falls Foot up [upper] fall 1100 Alt [altitude] camp top can [cañon] 2700 “ [altitude] [v [very]] top divide 2920 Dir [direction] clvg [cleavage] [top] can [cañon] & falls N30E [sketch: 15 ft [thick] projecting rock flake [beckons] strong] Yo Sem [Yosemite] fall strikes 400 at base Slope E [east] side can [cañon] W [west] of fall 33 1/2° 3 benches to approach can [cañon] W [west] of fall from W [west]

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Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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