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there is another flat summit

(rear endpaper, rotated 90ºCW, detail)
USGS Bulletin, Nos. 276-279 (1905-06)
Stanford copy, no date of digitization

Volume contains Bulletin No. 276, Samuel S. Gannett, Primary Triangulation and Primary Traverse, Fiscal Year 1904-5, which discusses Carrizo Creek area at pp 178-180
Creek does not flow more than 1 mile before it disappears in the sand. There is another flat summit about as high as point used about 2 or 3 miles distant to the road.

losing knack for arranging words into sentences.

Look at any word long enough and you will see it open up into a series of faults, into a terrain of particles each containing its own void.

ex Robert Smithson, in the dying language section of “A Sedimentation of the Mind: Earth Projects (1968),” via forestissilva (gone) and here

16 January 2015

Carrizo Creek; deserts; distances; grays; sand
S.S. Gannett, Primary Triangulation (1904-05); Robert Smithson, the dying language (1968)