John Muir


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37 small specimens are flrd [flowered] a foot high growing with spiranthes & [solidagoes] at elevation of 9900 ft on fork of Kings River in flr [flower] July 19 1875 Also [castitiea] solidago the [larger] while [erigeron] lupine Yarrow Senecio epilobium [spiranthes] potentilla [inesia] [veratrum] phlox gnaphalium Rumex penstemon Rosa [rue] Aquilegia 6 lakes visible from the summit of Kearsarge pass on West [two] on East. Primula suffruticosa very ab [abundant] near summit of the pass on both sides they are now in full

36 flr [flower] July 19th 1875 So also is the fine large [polemonium] six or seven round heads together touching one another with 30 or 40 flrs in a head glandular. [lvs] [leaves] erect like those of [ ] Epilobium [Breweri] also in flr The scenery of the pass on the west looking south-westward across the Cañons of Kings River [were] is very grand — gothic in style gray granite. Sculptured into innumerable spires & pinnacles rising above one another the [lower] [relieved] by shadows a region of splendid clouds The Pinus aristata grows

Date Original

October 1874


Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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