Saw black lizard on summit of Sentinel and wood chuck wh ran beneath the boulder I sat on. Saw junipers, common on heights, one 6 ft dia one on Sentinel 4 ft, a few rods from brink. Will spruce fine groves on upper rim of Ava basin hollow, spiraea, also common, and rubus nut and ribes and raspberry. June 6. Temp 12 M. of river, 48, air in shade 73. Fine breezy morning, river swollen. Like the Merced Yo the King Valley is a noble and romantic hall of entrance into the high Sierra. Already a rude trail leads up to and across the range through a pass 12000 ft h by the east branch of canon corresponding to that by little Yo and Clds R by Bloody cannon to Mon_. Another up Copper Crk to the lofty region between mid and s forks of river like that up Ind canon. Alt the side canons are far grander in size
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