John Muir


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74 Ride down to the old lake past many a grassy knoll & rocky cliff. W Klamath lake along the shore scaring ducks & geese, Thro miles of sage plains where sage [hen] delights to feed. Here & there a juniper. dry white alkali Came to end of road whiskey bottles Came to edge of bluff 500 [down] to left lake to right lava beds gray with pitted [app] gradually rising to [S] [mtn] dark forest broken only by smooth sides of craters. Shasta SW glorious with white rock

74a S [end] [beds] mass 4900 to bluff 4450 Tule Lake

[sketch: E; Lavabed; 460; 200; 400; W]

View of lava beds from bluff as if burned sage [blured] as if [singed] & burned, black patches pitted, sloping from timber to lake sage brush in sparse patches 2 species of grass Eriogonum [Linnayus] mint caves [sketch of grass stem] (15th) Bright [clear] cloudless purple sky, rosy [Shasta] Lively scene, ducks cranes geese gulls [swans] [30] [sketch: board head to the bluff , killed April 26th & Jan 17] fine location

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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