Creator

John Muir

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Pass. Long stretches of dry meadows. Many lakes savage desolate scenery in general views. Pass over 12,000 ft. Primula safruticosa [suffruticosa] very abundant on granite sand up to head of pass. The scenery of pass grand P. [pinus] flexilis abundant

Overtook the runaway train at sunset a mile over divide just as they were looking for a camping ground

Asked why they had left me. Said they

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feared I would not return. Strange that in the mtns [mountains] everybody from cities should so surely lose their heads—

Oct [24] 13

Descend through long pass. One steep [declivity] [scarce] broken from top to bottom. In a few hours pass from [ice] & snow to [torrid] plain

Take some provision & my horse & leave the party at foot of pass to make an excursion to Mt. Whitney

[sketch: 40 ft h [feet high], 10 in dia [diameter] base]

Date Original

1873

Source

Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.

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MuirReel24Journal03P124-125.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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