Creator

John Muir

Preview

image preview

Transcription

124 older than the youngest lava flows. In several places the lava is seen above the drift All of the large sloping fields of gl [glacial] drift smoothly spread out by water. & inhabited by manzanita glauca & ceanothus glutinosa & wh [which] form so striking a feature of Shasta flanks have originated in one grand flood probably synchronous with the floodbeds of the southern Sierra The moraines of Shasta v [very] irregular, the lava of different ages being very unequal in erodibility The [prest] gls [glaciers] of Shasta never have extended very far [hey] and [their] present limits while distinct in their greatest

125 extension the cone of the mtn [mountain] was clad uninterruptedly & of course no deep special channels extend far from summit, moreover their appears to have been one or more inter-glacial eruptions of the smaller crater wh [which] may have modified the intensity & depositions of the great flood A consid [considerable] quantity of the sand of the flood deposits as well as that of the mors [moraines] has been wind carried & strewn at the foot of the mtn [mountain] into sand flats & partially confined by The Cedars wh [which] is a belt of junipers extending from base of mtn [mountain] on the N at elevation of 3,000 ft out into

Date Original

1874

Source

Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

MuirReel24Journal06P124-125.tif

Publisher

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Rights Management

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.

Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

Share

COinS