2nd ascent of Mt Grant 30 [sketch] On the E bank of E Walker. Volcanic ridge capped with [sham/straw] men to prevent game from crossing - built by Indians Pah Utes 31 [sketch: Coarse tilted lava crest; Mines of copper gold & silver discovered on E flank SW]
Range lol [between] E & W Walker Vals [curve] Nearly the same dip [throughout] contains copper. [sketch: E <— Mason Val] Coal burns of Carson Range are marked set of men not because of [blackness], [chimney sweep- like] but in character bred in these canons isolation. They have much to say of the “awful healthfulness” of this dusty business & black smoky [turpentine fumes] & of the “awful good dirt” required to turn coal thoroughly leaving no fire when the pit is [opened]. Looking across the C [Carson] Val [in] still Oct [many] slow ascending smoke pillars are seen [swaying] [dreamily] in the sun from many a hillside & hollow. These [make] the work & the places
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.
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