16 Capitan Westside Perp cl v perfect from [ within] 2 or 300 ft below top Scales thin [sketch: cov with earth, front rock slate [Trad] Merging into El Cap] 17 Only way that a meadow can be made on a [hillside] splendid frond like [bough] of the fir. West side can of El Cap sky formless This sailing floaty darting like fishes in a glassy sheltered bay (cones) calamagrostis Jacobs ladder V beaut gl mead ½ m long bearing s 35 E curving gently to S, upper end 1 m from El brow other end uniting with Ribbon Stream. Edged trimly with [Tam] & fir amah, built by trees falling across it gently sloping, (Large quartz boulder) Main [cap] ridge, groove [ ], Fir meadows, Do Do Violets, jays, woodpeckers, chipmunks, [ ], grasses, [Nuthatch] Bars of sun light not golden, not white but [intensely] pure spider webs netting Dodecatheon, blue aster Carpet [mosses], saxifrage, Tiarella Spotted geranium [nook] [yet/not] enough for rushes
Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.
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