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[ ] Madrone on Siskiyou Mtns [mountains] Met Sargeant [F] Abbott at Ashland immediately set out for Crater Lake us 3 & driver. Horses feeble, one [spotted] [roan] with [colic] & [nervous] debility, the other grass soft & balky. Sprung wagon shackly but tough grades steep often stopped to rest, Abbott wanted to return for good team driver said soon all right. Ash on stream [sick] maple grape vine & [clematis] & [smilax] glossy dark green [30] ft up Alders [etc] v [very] beautiful oaks Kellogg & White of [Victoria ] large [ ] Soon dark saw Douglas & Yel [yellow] & Murray in star light astonished horses & driver on running up point blank against [close] clean shafted ponderosa Moon in [front] Are you Hunt. No, 3 ms [miles] further Found Hunt in bed drove into cow corral & I built fire [wife] arose & good naturedly gave 11 o’clock supper. Im going to double you fellows up. Tough.

on way to Crater L [Lake] Monticola 325 yrs [years] 168 ft l [feet long] 3 ft dia [diameter] Aug 28. Charming ride through noble forest. A. [Abies] Nobilis ab. [abundant] Cones 5 in.l. [inches long] green & purplish. Bracts pale foliage softer & shorter otherwise as magnif [magnificent]. bark less red [ ] [same] A. [Abies] Concolor ab [abundant] fine specimens much Murray little Libo [Libocedrus] squaw carpet Doug [Douglas] spruce & white Pachystoma [merritus] [shud] Mtn [Mountain] Ash. Much doug [douglas] sp [spruce] fine 10 ft dia [diameter] in many forms long arms like sugar p [pine]. Sugar p [pine] one specimen at Pelican B [Bay] Lovely view of lake Mtns [mountains] plain low lines. View of Pitt sharp pk [peak] little snow 9500 h [high] Horribly rough rocky [brachiate] road. Lake of Woods 3 ms l [miles long] embedded in concolor, Doug [Douglas] Paton Sp [spruce] & nobilis. Paton here now [open] in branches & lvs [leaves] less drooping cones yel [yellow] & twice as large 100 ft h [high] 4 ft dia [diameter] seldom drooping at top. Mtn [mountain] p. [pine] glorious scattered everywhere.

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