Creator

John Muir

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169 Sketch: Mt [Mount] Aararat alt [altitude] 5160; Lava 500 ft [feet] thick; gold bearing gravel 35 ft [feet] thick; slate (meta [metamorphic]); granite; River mid Fork of Feather alt [altitude] 1750

Marble Point 1200 ft [feet] at riv [river] 2 conspicuous serrated ridge coming forward & terminating abruptly with sheer face to the river on N [north] side, Feathered sparsely with pines & downy chap [chaparral] & beautifully modelled with downswooping [cirrus]. Marble Cone, ferns

170 In ascending from river bed one passes over a few veins of quartz & slates of various species mostly talcose & metamorphic, also veins of marble, a large out crop of wh [which] occurs a few hundred yds [yards] up the river above the mouth of Willow Crk [Creek]

Date Original

1874

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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MuirReel24Journal06P169-170.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

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

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