Saturday, January 6, 1872. Lake Starr King 600 yds circumference. Mostly grassed but with [large patches ] bays & narrows many clear Mirror water of ([Erigeron]) huckleberry [finze] outside next to dense P.cone Montie & fir. Alt 8000 ft All of [pluteus] at base [diagram of inner circle] Bank of ice pushed mud [diagram of larger circle drawn around inner circle] Carex yel Outlet E & into Lit Yo Sem [Star] King 8200 Cloudy Sunday, January 7, 1872 View of Lit Yo Sem Best of all meandering of [ris], roar & [hum] of white Cascades at up end [Sculptured] walls & [smooth] dome bosses groves of willow]& fir & p [pine], green & Yel Mead [meadow] Dome dotted mass of Clds Rest. [smooth] bald white Mt Waltkins [Crested] & [Castled] Hoff Basin of YoSem Crk [Yosemite Creek] Yo Sem [Yosemite] Falls
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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