26 Truckee is situated upon a wide mass of terminal & medial moraines laid down by the Tahoe & Donner glaciers. The buildings are set in gl [glacial] drift & a very fine & regular moraine stretches along back of the main street on the north [sketch: Donner gl; Truckee; Squaw; Tahoe or Truckee vall gl]
There is a wide open forested tract here, with the Washoe Mtns in the distance.
27 [sketch: M; Houses; RR; Houses; M]
[sketch: Donner Camp; RR; E]
Donner Mer de glace & tributaries
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist