John Muir


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22 [calculations] Alt top Tenaya Fall about 4550 feet. From bot fall to top about 210 [From] top to top Cascade 70 ft. Alt Bot fall about 4360 Heuchera Val in flrs [flowers] June 18th 73 Also Bolandra. There are delightful patches of [Echinacea] on mosses on rock. Fall in full grandeur coming out of groves of Alder & dogwood dashing down a wrinkled apron of rock & leaping a [leaning] * precipice, A beautiful fall seperate & narrow leaping among trees wh vibrate & [lave] their boughs [sympathetic] [ ] [In] [its]cool breath, trees above trees beneath, trees in midst birch pine, spruce oak ( *Note leaning precipice in study)

23 It is broken into separate threads & sheets, leaps a precipice sweeps along the jagged base of precipice gathers its [water] & sets out for Mirror lake & groves united in foamy rapids among avalanche stones making a descent from base to Lake groves of about 140 ft Observe Cath [Cathedral] rock of S. Dome cross section [sketch] Portion of S D grooved [sketch of triangle]

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