45 independent follow rabbits to hole, squirrels to [retreat] in rocks, kill at a [blow] How much better the struggling bloody methods of man butchers [without] blood [swallow] with [feathers]. How about taste? Birds with [feathers] sqs [squirrels] with [fur] Cold naked [frogs] San Joaquin when issues from foothills at [ ] 74° [degrees] (air 99 2 PM) July 12th/75 & clear with current 4 to 5 mi per hour 100 yds wide 18 in deep — granite & slate 500 ft ab [above] sea Granite [comes] low here & lava tables larger So also [N] Old preglacial gravel [ ]
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