rosy purple. also the big flrd blue penstemon v abundant fringing rocks in dense masses flrs surpassing in bulk all the rest of the plant. Silky lvd & hairy Eriogonum [common name: buckwheats] v ab in old meads just coming into flr in full massy bloom sulphur yel in 3 weeks Big Yel mimulus by streams.
Tiny dwarf Eriog. & mousetail ivesia at summit with big exuberant clump of glandular polemonium [common name:Jacob’s ladder] the latter & ivesia in full bloom also [huloca]. The whole a glorious garden tho at little distance a gray savage desert.
The view grand & most striking. Ritter, Lyell, Maclure & all Cathedral & Merced groups – Hoff & dome dam of Tuol. Dana Gibbs Warren & numerous pks to N. a broad swath
12 lakes at one view on E. slope some just thawing green color, blue ice on bottom of [schrund] & at foot of gls (2) a raw newborn look here & all
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14.5 cm.
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