John Muir


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Alt [altitude] first camp 5220 Ther [thermometer] 37

“ top gorge reached 6000

2 morning top gorge Ther [thermometer] 40° [degrees]

Alt [altitude] foot Ten [Tenaya] Cascade 6700. Top 7400? or more from foot cascade to bot [bottom] lake basin 500

Slope Right can [canyon] [top] end main can [canyon] Ten [Tenaya] 23 ½

Alt [altitude] [Gap] E. [east] South D [Dome] 7650

Ther [thermometer] 3rd camp 22° [degrees]

Slope can [canyon] Ten [Tenaya]near 3rd camp 21° N. [north] side

About same S. [south] side

Here [power] of cleavage shown

Alt [altitude] gap dry can [canyon] 8550

Camp 8000 [moving]

Slope N [north] 24 S [south] 21 ½

Walls 450, 500 both sides

Mid lenshaped so all in [cen]

Sec [section] of overflow alt [altitude] of 8900

[sketch: N65; moraine from E [east] end Hoff [Hoffman] [ ] [right] [Lat] [ ] of [Dana] gl [glacier] Right of mor [moraine]; cascades E [east] of 2nd Wat [Watkins] Alt [altitude 2000, 1800 ft [feet] 400

[sketch: stream running in S [south] can [canyon] [Rock]

[sketch: Slope 26° [degrees] 100 ft high All kinds of rock singular & waterwashed by [melting] of avalanche at mouth of gorge]

[can stream]


[ ] 300 ft

4th camp deep 800 ice [ ] E [east] end Hoff [Hoffman]

*moraine dragged along on other side [ ]

Principles of Physics or Natural Philosophy Designed for etc. ditto John Muir 1861

[sketch of mountain: SE [southeast]; 25 feet [ ] 10 wide]

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