John Muir


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6 the color of the spray is purpled distinctly the S. edge of bank offers good example of the stratification of grasses travelers in no haste ahead see Lit Yo sem for its many species of granite - as regards physical structure

the beauty of the stream when it first organizes & collects its beaten [current] after the events of the [cascade] & resting & [sunning] in lake is very fine could not be finer at any other angle or [vert ].

Fancy this reach of [river] say at 1000 ft long gradually tilted upward

7 with all its marginal trees & shrubs. It would [begine] to whiten & thin out & foam but [ ] charm & foliage of bank & also boulder would be [ ] lost & we would ask to have it restored to original form coarseness & informed ness of human minds nowhere more manifest than in this childish preference for whatsoever is land [forced] & stunningly impressive

From a forest growing [under] a [ ] to the south of this cascade oozes & drips a broad [strut] of [crater] so thin as to suffice only for the wetting of the curvy rocks.

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.

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