John Muir


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65 Oct 28 1874 Bonnie gray linnets sang sweetly today in the sunshine after the rain. In low chuckles & trills & cheery round notes some of them so low I could not hear them though within eight feet. Could see them by motions of blunt bill. Threw up his head as if [reverent ] or ecstatic. White spot on breast under the throat [quails] on mtns. Geese come down from the north in large flocks during the storm. Storm has fairly ceased today has lasted with but short interruptions

66 for a week Came on by cloudiness & [squireing] & wind blowing for 2 days. Steady rain all night on the 17th On 19th went up Mt Persiphone with Stone crossed the river on salmon dam & then pushed through dense chap & over base slope of moraine & avalanche soil & up over marble & limestone stratified & fossiliferous to the top of the main (1st) [ ] Wh [which] is 13000 ft hi ab river. Thence over to a long ridge down Bear & McCloud water & running in a fine smooth round backed ridge to the top of mtn [mountain]

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