became still deeper and sweeter and he said “Yes, Yes, he will camp out camp out” and so next day we left Yosemite and rode together 25 miles through the Sierra forests the nobelest on the face of the earth and he kept talking all the time but said little himself. The colossal balsa, firs, Douglas spruce, Libocedrus and Sugarps the kings and priests of the conifers of [‘O] filled him with awe and delight. When we stopped to eat luncheon he called on different members of the party to tell stories or recite poems  and spoken as he reclined on a carpet of pine needles of his student days at Harvard. But when in the PM we came to the Wawona Tavern. In Black Hills Yel pine some 2 ft dia 80 to 100 ft h 6mi from Custer Lovely green and altogether novel [Charming] flrs [Comundade]  [ ] white Blue bell Anemone Linnaea Custilica Lily [Permsyl] [ ] Fine dist views from rocks 200 f h. about the hotel. One of the finest from a pt about a mile nearer Custer 7 lakes of smooth waving blue hills. Lordy. Grand view of Big Horn Range from Sheridan, lofty 13000 ft and massive. Custer battlefield on bluff marked by monuments where the soldiers fell. Interesting ride up the Yellowstone to Cinabar. Flexible along bank. Up from hotel to Terraces. Magnificent Flexilis near hotel 60 ft h and as wide. Common about Terraces and in them dead. Some Douglas sp. Deposits lime, Travertum uppermost, said to be pre - gl drift on to. Springs along fissures, mound of exquisite beauty, small geysers.
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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