expanding for a [mile] or so then a wide stately calm glossy river like the rivers of the plains.
All [thru] [wild] mtn [mountain] days done. [This] wide deliberate farm is maintained all way to lake. Current 2 to 3 ms. ruffled by fishes. [corris] bank. Low grassy & lightly [wooded]. Lake wild with hail & rain. Light on the lake & mtns [mountains[ in the morning.
4th day. Ride by trail along shore. Much fallen burned timber up & down over [washed] [mors] [moraines] sandy gravels from crumbling lavas [untouched]. Huckleberries Linnea Lovely lake [views] trout large yellowish skin with black spots like those of Walker, Pyramid, & etc.
Forest almost wholly of [twisted] pine. Cones persistent many yrs [years], from 75 to 100 ft h [feet high] 8 to 12 inch dia [diameter] v [very] slender straight growing beneath huckleberries.
Nat [Nature/Natural] Bridge
few high grasses [Potentilla] juniper ferns
meadow [belong] mossy dell above rustic substantial birds in pool below.
Miles of hot springs along shore of [thumb] vegetation seems not to [draw] it.
smoke or steam flowing like mist through trees & storm [rack] daisies grasses poa [Poaceae] agrostis etc. sedges. Potentilla forming fringes around barley [springs] rather ranker than [injured] by heat within 1 inch of water. On sheets of mud deposit mimulus the chief plant. Rain. Lake gloomy hail-splashed. Morning clear. Fine mtn [mountain] views. little snow. some fine spruce & fir along
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.
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