17 of the grand old snow King had called me just the moment his white crown looked out over the clouds. Towards eve [evening] the [dawn] to the dark barest [ ] mtn [mountain] was [revealed] in [all its] huge white imposing grandeur. [sketches] Flushed with the aspen glow the noblest mtn [mountain] I have yet seen. This eve [evening] went aboard the Dakota again for Victoria.
18 Arrived there on the 27. Some interesting walks around town. Hard rock & soft moss—the greenest of evergreen grass & flowers. Mt. Baker looming in the distance 80 ms [miles] away E N E [east north east] Scanned it closely from top of [Driard] House. It seems [very] difficult of access. Certainly not easily ascended. Said to be 10.700 ft high. 29th at 10 P.M. sailed on the Wilson G Hunt for New Westminster via Nanaimo delightful night the full moon glistening on the glassy water Islands & many shoreline exceedingly picturesque narrow passage through wh [which] the tide current set like a millrace. The steamer close to shore—could almost have
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