John Muir


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34 They ought to contain records of the general ice sheet as it flowed out of the thicket of Northern canons into the great plain.

Redding at midnight felt more lost than ever in mtn [mountain] storm In the morning found a few houses tumbled about needlessly upon volcanic debris mostly water washed Set out for Shasta afoot. Shasta is a noble mark for a mtneer [mountaineer] to move to & no thicket or cloud or intervening hill

35 could hide it from one. It is 100 miles away but I will stand upon & with it & in it in less than a measured week

The Sacramento at Redding is a noble stream. Water dark colored like most water from slate regions Banks luxuriantly festooned with vines (grape) supported upon Oak willow & [calysanthis]

Oaks for 20 ms [miles] of two species. The acorn of one ovale dark glossy brown with [sketch of two acorns]

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