John Muir


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157 the other by broad floods spread out so that their transporting capacity is nearly lost. The bed rock on wh [which] the whole rests is usually round in crossections more like basins of lakes than river channels. The lowest portion is very clearly waterwashed & potholed so that the direction & gestures & voices of the stream may easily be recalled. When the granite bed is silicious & durable, the surface is polished in the most admirable manner long glances down wh [which] the old river glides in a swift shallow current, hard bars over wh [which] it boiled in white & gray, here it swirled in potholes -- here glided in smooth serpentine curves *

158 * over) Sah-wa-lee grey squirrel 11 1/2 long -- nose to root tail 15 inches tail [Sketch]

Dodsons, Claim Mooreville Ridge Elev [elevation] 4300 ft [feet] Pressure 250 ft [feet] 5 inch [noz] Bank Sec [Section] 40 ft [feet] lava 110 washed bowlders, mostly lava, imbedded, in or rather close packed in sediment-- Bowlders quite ancient -- those of quartz or granite would be the only ones that would survive

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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