3but the rest of the time the weather was warm and springlike. There was a great deal of water in the falls and the lower part of the valley was still overflowed but where we camped [illegible] some California Oaks it was quilt dry and there were hundreds of lovely little flowers around us everywhere. Many of them I had never seen before We also went up into [illegible]lltill Valley, a very little way into the Tuolumne Canyon and over into Poo[illegible]ant Valley. The packer that we had expected to have go 091904with us into Hetch Hetchy, backed out at the last minute but we got along alright for Robert Anderson and Isoon became quite expert packers and we were rather glad not to be bothered by having [a stranger?] around camp. Two of the pack horses bolted on the way into Hetch Hetchy and we had an extremely lively seven mile chase after them but finally caught them in an old sheep coral and after that we had no further trouble with them. They were all good strong horses and though we did our own packing and09190
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