47 Aug Smooth ride & camp at Eagle meadows magnificent clumps spruce. Exciting jubilee of signals to & from the [three] hotels in valley from Eagle point. Prof [Professor] Le Conte. Appalachian mts [mountains] [sketch: [ ]]
Granite of Sierra in last stages of metamorp [metamorphosis] as exemplified in dome structure & general cleavage of sections of Yosemite Organic substances made artificially etc Lower orders of animals [drop] of jelly that extemporize legs stomach etc Feldspar of granite) (Diorite in masses in granite) Soda Feldspar, soda set free from silicate by carbonic acid of air Tenaya [Serpentine] metamorphic slate Spiritual powers of lake, tinkling of wavelets. Oh by George etc swish of ducks into lake Tuolumne springs Mt Dana in red velvet. First grand [notes] Thunder. Gentians close, rain. Forlorn appearance fine, cheer as much as Sun in his strength
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
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