John Muir


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153 The first spring flows in a lace work of upleaping currentlets over moss [boulders] from 40 ft [feet] at river level perhaps all from same seam in the lava Just at point where spring occurs the bluff is 100 ft [feet] h [high], but when first spring 200 ft [feet]. The dif [differential] in altitude is caused by the channel of an [ancient] stream from dir [direction] of Shasta [other] strm [stream] channels occur here. Old channels of various age some with old trees. [Sketch: Shatsa; dry channels; Sp McCld]

154 height of River at Sp [Spring] 3000 ft [feet] Water about 45 [degrees] temp [temperature] [Epilobium] [Cowburn], Fern (Asplenium Filix) [Heucheri], Hazel, Dogwood, Alder, Doug Spruce chiefly The finest Forests of Doug Sp [Spruce] near bank of river I have ever seen The view of the McCloud Val [Valley] from [spur] of Shasta [driving] Sacramento waters from McCloud is very fine. Wide forests just sufficiently rolling for light & shade -- rounded outlined mtns [mountains] in dist [distance] Sketch: mid crk? SE exposure [Roughest] [Basin]

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