From [Hopeton ] at noon 1st [first] day of voyage to a camp in oak [timber] [go] [miles] below, had [considerable] difficulty in [shoring] [ ] cobbly bars. Fish abundant in deep pools Salmon trout & [snaper] [snapper]
2nd [second] day lunched at Neils ranch & camped beneath overhanging willows off the bank – rain early next morning.
3d [third] day row to a house a couple of [miles] & remain all day.
Rain nearly constant.
From this point (15 miles below [Hopeton] Tho [though] no cobblestones [ ] scarce any pebbles – sand only [carried] into San Joaquin by [this] [storm].
4th [fourth] day row to Colliers & stop with his family over night 12 happy hearty children
met a man here who had been shot in the head He is an inventor & showed me a working model of a seed sower & harrow complained that the shot that [scattered] a portion of his brain had affected his mind
Just above this ranch at [Turners] there is an artesian
Original journal dimensions: 10.5 x 17 cm.
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