45 State Mtns. Seem to occur mostly & lowest on the E side of the ranges as if the Axis (true geological) had been concealed by erosion & the present axis formed by shifting the true one by [clandestine] [thus] [sketch: True axis; E Present axis; Slate; P; W; Granite] cross-section Heavy line present surface P. Slate Peak The most beautiful mor [moraine] without exception I have yet seen in the Sierra is the left lateral of the Red Slate
46 Mtn gl had flowed into [mtn] up end of Long Val It is a perfect curve level atop [& always] & about 400 ft high Temp Merced River Aug 15th 1875 – 3 PM 66 [degrees] Fah
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
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