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John Muir

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in its narrow channel for about [8000] ft [feet] the more gradually nowhere expands into much of meadow or level of any sort.

Many earthquake talus recent, on both sides grand was the song water music suddenly tuned to new strains

On S [South] side of this S Fork of val [valley] [there] is a remarkably [slender] peak of striking form like face called the watcher.

There are several

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5 or 6, small side streams on S side that are now nearly dry, Must [be] very beaut [beautiful] in spring

1 to 2000 ft [feet] high nearly vert [vertical]. The walls of Kings Riv [River] Yo Sem [Yosemite] on avg [average] as vert [vertical], & as [broken] as those of Yo [Yosemite]—Merced [total] so simple.

The river reaches are intensely lovely with plant & [view] like those of Yo [Yosemite].

Oct 11

21st camp, at mouth of first trib [tributary] of S [South] Fork of valley few miles from [Brewer]. Alt [Altitude] 7600

Date Original

1873

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Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.

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MuirReel24Journal03P108-109.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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