The information sign provides one quote written by Muir while he was here in the valley, in late May of 1865:
"We live in a retired and romantic hollow.
Our tall, tall forest trees are now alive,
and the mingled ocean of blossom and leaves,
wave and curl, and rise in rounded swells further and further away.
Freshness and beauty are everywhere -
flowers are born every hour -
living sunlight is poured over all,
and every thing and every creature is glad -
our world is indeed a beautiful one..."
A second dull, grey, windy rainy day here; hoping to get back to sunshine soon!