Down the val [valley] to plain past El Cap Cath [Cathedral] rocks only tops sent [down] gl [glacier] point Most of Basin of Yo crk [Yosemite creek] with its many dams & over lowest gap into the Tuol [Tuolumne]. [Upon] the while [the rocks] or val less impressive Glorious forests of [Ill ] & Pohono. Hoff-cast [p] [Corners] Cath [granite] Lyell group Merced group. Fine view of Ten [Tenaya] Can [canyon] Lit Yo [Little Yosemite] [Ill] Basin [trail] seems central to the Hoff [Hoffmann] & Merced & main [ ]. Dome gardens One core seam filled with ferns, spiraea & yel [conifer] X Yo [syringa] leaning its wealth of blossoms upon great unflinching boulders. X View from wagon road. Mariposa. [Brid] v & Bridalveil Meadow, all forest beyond filling lower angle of val main features.
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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