12 The mtns purple [banding] the brown & yel expanse. Brown In Tuol [Tuolumne] a sleepy hollow here the river itself winds in curvy mazy [channel ] [ ] from the mtn & it is [intensely/interesting] to [ ] after [gurgle] from the glacier on the [N] of Mt Lyell through[ ] a granite canon down [ ] falls meadows cascades. The ripple over dead river gravel through the foothills to plain 50 yds wide. Here all sounds & sights condense to repose down in refrain the linnet’s song the rounded flaring falls the curved drooping oaks, sun & hazy & the tropic heat. The dead river gravel well developed at La Grange, flowed SW both as shown at La Grange & Patricks Ville potholes & [sketch] show this direction. 13 The colors of [lichened] slates very fine rich browns & grays & crimson & red. The tourists of Yo [Yosemite] [form] one of the most remarkable streams of human travel in the world. It is [desired/deserved] [taken to rise from] all the nations of the world Moves in op direction to the glacier the [tiered] period had just commenced First in
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
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