63 (Rio Mtn) separate summits [slaty] Slate same clvg as granite a little N of Minarets cut of by gls. 42 lakes in [view] from from summit X wh is zigzagged like fence. A splendid trib between Red mtn & Black? Fall of mag lakes, wavy bottom broad surrounded by peaks. Birds about my head [ ] Journey home in dark impressiveness of night camp. Union of trees here, bar of yellow willows with crooked black stems, gray granite wall with cascade on S side. Sedges [brown] & green at very edges white logs thrusting themselves out from all that color like bleached bones singing bird, [seeds] coming from trees, one butterfly, [golden] crimson sunset rocky bays & mossy rock island, floating boulders above us like [ships ] & [logs] if we walked the sea bottom, as at night we see trees about us so the rill is talking plainly. 64 (main Trunk Illillouette) Very deep 1500? Marked by cutting of tribs on both sides thus [sketch: Perpendiel here, bottom, & here, water did not cut off ridge ends for it never touched them] Main trunk cutting of ends of 1st 4 rim tributaries on the left.
Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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