John Muir


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26 on their melting to most wonderful [mixtures] of moraine like deposits.

When I heard this inspired voice of this dancing cascade I was beside myself. I dipped all my face into it, drank while the spray & sparkles were [flying] over my head & shoulders Living water Who knows the quantity of Divinity contained in mountain water I shouted & [scattered] rubbed my palms against its tiny ripples, more devout than devotees of [Ganges] or Nile then I stripped bare & bathed living water

27 Light wedge reaches out from foot mtn [mountain] as far as to the river at 22 [minutes] past 7. In 15 [minutes] as far as to rocky point ½ m [mile] higher when reaches light of Gl Pt [Glacier Point] in ¼ h [hour] later all groves of Ind Can [Indian Cañon] lighted with all the meadow as far as to Lams [Lamons] fences line between R [Royal] Arches & Gl Pt [Glacier Point]. Shadows avoid main groves. All receive sun in regular order by turns 9 h [hours] + [plus] 15 m [minutes] wedge shadow of Sent [Sentinel] well defined extending to foot of 3rd Brother [sketch: 7 or 800 ft dia [diameter]] Black in mouth ragged & broken

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Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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