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John Muir

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sandy flats

Most of river runs in sand or on [peebles] & boulders, one lake filled Ice pressed from both sides.

Deer are ab. [abundant] Inds [Indians] have trail marked with stones horses travel it

grouse Ducks

Saw Wild Cat, short tailed plashed hurriedly over river in fright.

The other lower [frag] Yo Sem [Yosemite] More picturesquely groved & laked & river curved [than] this, has large

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rock at lower end wh [which] formed dam for lake has fine lake on E [east] wall a short dist [distance] [at]

This up Yo Sem [upper Yosemite] is Young its side rocks yet brightly polished & its meadows yet level & river not yet fixedly channelled The manner in wh [which] the river spreads & saws boulders on account of timber dams from avas [avalanches] etc explains older Yo Sems [Yosemite] as about [Lamons] etc. Old Yo Sems [Yosemite] Channels etc __ __

Date Original

1873

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Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.

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MuirReel24Journal03P032-033.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

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