often planted close up to the base of giant holes with circle of yel & sugar pine seedlings & [silver] firs others neatly carpeted with ceanothus (now in flr) sprays running leaning daintily up against the instep curves with charming effect. Comparatively few seedling seqs [sequoias], concolor, & sugar p [pine] far more ab [abundant]. Tree flat ridge 26 ½ ft dia 6 ft [at] [ground]. 17 sticks cir though much burned off on S. side 6 sticks dia - 2 ft = 26 ½ ft 6 sticks dia - 1 ft = 27 ½ ft This tree is like Grizzly Giant big limbs many of them dead holds size well, is situated about 200 yds SE from upper Valley [or mead] on O Mead Stream. [Sketch: Root 24 ft l on surface] Tree on narrow [mead] 5 stick + 1 ft = 23 ¾ ft dia from tree [ ] only on N side near smaller tree. Old stump on narrow mead 22 ft dia [ ] tree on narrow mead 22 ¾ ft dia Saw black bear this AM on ridge a mile or so SE ward from O mead was sitting on gray rock
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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