John Muir


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46 Shocks with clearly defined billows if with [separate] explosions that finished with long billows that [swayed] against the rocks. Then steady gentle rain all day, fog creeping here & [there], soft outlines of rocks. At night the bottom of valley crammed full of very black substantial cloud much [more] hard & barrier like [than] solid rock. Had ragged prongs like [woven] roots of upturned pines All bottom val [valley] at [times] smoothly full of silvery gray [unshiny] mists out of

47 wh[which] rose the dark [pine] tops but the oaks & [smaller] bushes were buried At times would disappear laying bare the snow cld [cloud] meadows with their border groves, then roll [down] [again] with a sheer front like a precipice like as gls [glaciers] did mist coming down Ten [Tenaya] & Ill [Illilouette] with Tis [Tissiack] between (Delicious balmy flower opening [breathing] [birdsinging] rain bathes precipices gently [wetting] the [under] cup of [as if] [flowers] chalice newmade) Curves of snow seem to empty into fog lake Rain fall Winter [Sunny] Mtns [mountains]

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Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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