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Yosemite: Its Wonders and Its Beauties (1868) by John S. Hittell

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THE HEAD OF THE MAIN VALLEY.

Hunto on the north, and Sentinel Rock on the south, are the last promontories or projecting cliffs as we go eastward in the main valley, which, beyond them, divides into three branches.

The Tenaya Valley, the stream in which is very small, comes from the northeast, is very rugged, and has no attractive scenery near the main valley. Twenty miles above Mirror Lake, in the mountains, is Tenaya Lake, which is a mile and a half long. The Piwyac Cañon, formed by the main fork of the Merced River, comes in from the east. The Toloolewack Creek, or South Fork of the Main Fork, comes in from the south.


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