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5 We had taken provisions for only two days, bat ia exploring; Mount Lasoea we vzv.i fx>ns four days. Each one carried his own provisions in his horse's nosebag, along with a little grain for the horse, and the bedding ;ra« rolled up and tied oa the bach of the saddle. She animal which Hr, "luir was ridin ; was verj stubborn, and my husband would often ou^ , ®hy don't you go ahead cad pull the horse?' and Sir. :Juir would answer, £ais isn't a horse, this is a fool." We finally made our way down the mountain to Raaoho Chice. Wo had been telling Hr, Muir ox" the beautiful Ghico Greek vfeicia ran through our ranch in the valley aud at which he ... 1 huh, saj h ... fc he ] r ?er seen any valley streoa that could compare .it a mouataia stream. But whes he saw that stream rushia-: down throu h ... ■ a yo and past oar bom in all its sparklii£: beauty, ho said ho sever had seen a mors lovel strea . thar that creek, la ail the plocisoiit days we spent wit . Huir it ' as a revelation to as — .vhcrever we bWtpwo^ be had something "wonderful to . ■ .; s, le would point to what seemed to us grass or little inconspicuous ve .: I a i ■ lltORi us tiny trees with the fruit or blossoms upon thei , is rer< often of the ceaaethus pro£tratus,T4§ich we oo res ; luxury, Jir, Lluir mat j 32 p.,;..-.. , 7isit, MJploria fche canyon and studying tne rowiks, so;:*e oi ahic ha s id ere ' it.i ■ 0 ' he ^riiva^e — /that '.men the Sihle said, Ee hath builded the rocks, ' Pod did use the rocks ia creating the earth. He called itteat Lor fcc fche iifference in rock structure, sa^ia? feat there were ssaa^ a a c " cks, < ra Liu fcratinsr this point by .■xobefcito Half Dome s?hid .. It like ioi (for it peels off.) ™ho roete of Bancho Ohio© fe«re broksa Ln oi prisms, and while he as


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January 1917

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