18 Grows on ridgetops & slopes not too steep nor hot
[sketch of trees]
106 yrs old 20 ft h[high] 27 yrs old
19 P [Pinus] Contorta 2-7 in [inch] dia [diameter] 233.O [circumference] Elevation 9800 ft beyond Clouds Rest Snow-storm Lake Tenaya Snowy in [patches] Aug [August] 20 In camplight trunks & limbs gray, all twigs seen, [Starmade] Cones produce rich effect
This tree oft built into hedge like lines branches close [warm]
Lake Tenaya Aug [August] 20 This moonless night, the sky black the stars! clear dots of silver. The gray milky way arching exactly over the lake from end to end Walls dense black compared with wh [which] the sky is gray still, hear ouzels above & below
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
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