The Yosemite

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Author: John Muir
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,330 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.2
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
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e Illilouette Fall, 600 feet high, one of the most beautiful of all the Yosemite choir, but to most people inaccessible as yet on account of its rough, steep, boulder-choked canyon. Its principal fountains of ice and snow lie in the beautiful and interesting mountains of the Merced group, while its broad open basin between its fountain mountains and canyon is noted for the beauty of its lakes and forests and magnificent moraines.

Returning to the Valley, and going up the north branch of Tenaya Canyon, we pass between the North Dome and Half Dome, and in less than an hour come to Mirror Lake, the Dome Cascade and Tenaya Fall. Beyond the Fall, on the north side of the canyon is the sublime Ed Capitan-like rock called Mount Watkins; on the south the vast granite wave of Clouds' Rest, a mile in height; and between them the fine Tenaya Cascade with silvery plumes outspread on smooth glacier-polished folds of granite, making a vertical descent in all of about 700 feet.

Just beyond the Dome Cascades, on the sh

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2008.03.20
Sawdust
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In this book, John Muir describes the Yosemite valley's geography and the various types of trees, flowers, birds, and other animals that can be found there. Though the book occasionally gets a little repetitive as each variety of flora is catalogued, the writing is very poetic and makes up for this to a large extent. It may be more enjoyable for someone who has once visited Yosemite park, and any frequent visitor should definitely read it.


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