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Landed at Dr [Brighams] cottage bark covered neatly shingled wide verandas flakes of bark on sides [ivy] handsome [paterns] from winddine [window] [wave] finished chips of yell pine very tastefully rustic.

Sailed to Tallack, tied boat in creek beneath bridge over Fallen Leaf L [Lake] outlet & walked to the Lake. Distant about 2 ½ or 3 ms [miles]. Alt [altitude] above Main Lake about 300 ft. Is about 3 ms long & [1] wide finely wooded [shore] snowy mtns [mountains] at [head] Grand lat mors [lateral moraines] Mt. Tallack bounds it on W [west] side. Fine term mors [terminal moraines] concentric showing gradual recession of the gl [glacier] that formed basin the last at foot of lake about 40 ft. high above lake.

Sailed past the new Tallack Hotel, fine new cottages in grove of pines.

Noticed wonderful tamarac pine much branched trunk knotty & gnarled & [unwedgeable] as oak many such here. The same forms of yell p [yellow pine] seem to have been broken when young while the sandy soil & abundant sunshine gives strong development.

Many yel ps [yellow pines] killed or blasted at top by lightning here.

Sailed past Yunks Hotel & [Rollands] logging camp at RR [railroad] terminus the ground being stripped of all the timber for wood & lumber & towed to Glenbrook by steamer. All the shore at head of lake sandy & [meadowy]

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14.5 cm.

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