John Muir


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7 8 Mt Brewer 13886 feet is on a spur embraced by two branches of Kings River. [Upon a ridge] ten miles farther & another ridge stretches in unbroken line N [North] & S [South] on this ridge there are 14 pks [peaks] visible ten high Mt [Mount] Brewer, 4 higher one of these directly opposite & highest but one called Tyndall 8 miles S [South] Mt [Mount] Whitney 2 ms [miles] NE [Northeast] of Tyndall Mt [Mount] Williamson & is higher than T [Tyndall] 32 ms [miles] NNW [North northwest] is very high mtn [mountain] called Mt [Mount] Goddard. A transverse ridge running obliquely across from Mt [Mount] Brewer to Tyndall forms the divide between headwaters of the Kern & those of Kings River S [South] of this the division of the [summit] of Sierra into two [par] ridges is very marked. The Kern flowing in the tremendous gorge between them

Date Original

October 1874


Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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