John Muir


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50 for my horse, I began to know the slope he could bear, and how he would likely come off in making various rock steps, considering horse as a kind of machine. [Mind] right to judge the performances of sheep. Noble [fellows] I would like [ ] [ ] Where is [ ] or [ ] that can out leap then I saw tracks on [Mat] Clark] said must kill Mtn sheep glad not killed. Action of [tame] on plants 51 of wild crossing water fearless of water and roar of foaming cascades as ouzel. (one sang for me today). 4 small silver zigzag cascades today two on N of S. Sheep followed clvg [ ] wh [ ] slaty made zigzagz. Sep. 28. Camp in wide valley above Yo [Yosemite] & sheep [ ] in full view of Mt Humphreys. Dir Up Yo Sem San Joa [Yosemite San Joaquin] E 5 S Alt 2nd up most val. 10200 Saw 3 dead wild sheep had been snowbound. Alt [long] lake 11180 face cascade from

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