John Muir


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74 to grow on [level] smooth sand hills, only here & [there] a boulder appearing are raw & broken & slipped, have a quarry like appearance, because the moraine boulders of wh [which] they are built have to great extent given way by [disintegration] & great flood has made them cave & slip because too weak to bear it. Banks grow old & fall like all else

75 tends to deepen channels & widen stream able to carry off sand to make meadows sand flats, although not capable of carrying down big boulders, or if able not allowed to get hold of them. From Joaq [Joaquin] divide down long val [valley] 8 ms [miles]? Passed one large trib [tributary] (larger than main trunk) coming in from NW [north west] had fine dome clusters & a peak with snow, like Hoffman. 3 PM [sketch]

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Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.

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