177 cool Blue [underscored] above barred & feathered with white plumes & fairy touches then heavy [black] beneath wh [which] a ground of yel [yellow] green, barred with straight clearly measured crimson then the coast range dark purple The plain all one mass ocean of purple Spires of pine cutting the golden & orange & crim [crimson] bars, feathered with oak their leafless sprays outlined on purple plain A long fan shaped road, a delta of blazing light mirrored from pools ridges folded & braided & Table Mtn [Mountain] part of Lava flow Kanaka Pk [Peak] & Island Pk [Peak]
178 The level bars of gold The spirey pines shooting up & resting against the braided hills purple The exquisite tracery of the leafless oaks After sunset the black became red not glowing but easily looked at in bars overlapping & splicing. Frey Ranch Fall Riv [River] House
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist