the range begins to be complicated as to axis on head of Walker & Stanis Sweetwater R [Range/Ridge] first great spurs. Seem to have been flat-topped in pre gl [preglacial] times gls Granite Val head op [opposite] [Hope] vall [valley] decomposed granite absorbs snow comes out as springs large stream flowing [past] it. Carson Canon a gl [glacier] eroded gorge with Yosemite scenery. Some polished rocks near head near the middle on N side. There is a very interesting section of a pregl[acial] val filled with lava & running apparently at right angles to the present canon. [sketch: Lava filled pregl val W [west] Carson]
Wellington to E Walker River 25 ms [miles]
Yellow P [pinus] contorta [lodgepole pine]
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.
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