6 Jun 13th 1878 Grouse young “ “ [dummy] Dwarf manizine in flr [flower] “ “ ceanothus “ “ Aspens in leaf phlox Fritillaria Red Leaves of Abies concolor opening at level of Lake Tahoe They are kept close in tassels by the scales which are cemented into a cap at the end & fringed & loose on the sides. When the cap finally falls off the needles spring loose & wide at once [sketch: Just opened; Bud leaves ready to open]
7 June 28th 1878 Leave Sacramento on horsback [horseback] for Glenbrook via Placerville. Road leads around the river bends on the S [South] River bottom very fertile. Well clad with trees & bushes Oaks over all the low delta of the American. 14 mils [miles] out Trees v [very] [few]. Burrowing owls along the road. 14 miles from Sac [Sacramento] S E. [southeast] 180 ft ? above bottom of river 2 ms [miles] dist [distant] all surface gravel. Gravel & cobble to depth of 100 ft & more no bedrock. 2 white oaks. Black live oak the latter about 50 ft high 2 dia [diameter] not much denser than White oak but more rounded & lower wider set. branches near the ground
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
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