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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 164 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 164
Topography _ The Mountains Several times within the last week I climbed to the summit of Adam and Eve Ridge above St. Helena Sanitarium. One of the pleasures is to scan the distant ridges. From Adam and Eve there comes into view, barely seen over the heights of the nearer mountains, the long live of the Vaca Mountains and I try to identify the points, the undulations, so familiar to me from the Sacramento Valley side. It is an interesting game. And then away to the south I see a sharp and prominent but not high peak in a region very familiar, between Mt. Diablo and Grizzly Peak and I cannot identify it. Here lies the enigmas of the game. Seen from the west this _peak_ may present the broadside of a range or ridge. Thus there is a quiet fasc-[ination] ::::::::: [fas-]cination in the study of a landscape from various points of new Mt. Diablo is different from every side and yet from every side it has unexpected bulk and solidity. And a few days ago I made holiday _ on a day of great beauty, it was March 8 _ about Vanden and Cannon on the Solano plains. Once getting my fill of browsing here and there on the plain _ really very low rolling hills _ I drove north on the Denverton-Elmira road and turned west on the Dutch-John road to Little Oak. Before I crossed the railway tracks I saw a sight never remembered to have been seen before _ the two summits of Twin Sisters Peak in the Napa Range, showing above the Araquipa Hills through the swale in the ridge line at the head of Osage Canyon. _ March 26, 1936. cf. p. 151 ante.
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