John Muir


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51 The Crater Butte so-called is only a portion of the main mtn & is of more recent origin, perhaps post-gl, at least has suffered very little from gl devastation [sketch: cross sec of Crater butte] The Shasta gl is very much shattered into cascades. full of yawning crevasses, flows nearly northward. Its highest fountains lie within a 1000 ft of highest peaks or at about 13,500 ft. Its waters flow about [8] or 10 miles & sink in the Shasta valley.

52 The next gl on the east is smaller & also sinks in the plain The next is Mud Creek Gl so-called on account of the gl mud with wh its waters are charged It also sinks. These are perhaps all the living gls on Shasta If more they must be very small. They are irregular & far less beautiful than their neighbors farther South though the Shasta Gl is probably the longest in the state. Shasta [however] is not strictly speaking a portion

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