5 At Daisy Meadow alt [altitude] 9500 [daisie] in full bloom v [very] ab [abundant] July 22 contorta around mead [meadow] tho [though] Balfour on all dry ground some 4 ft [foot] dia [diameter [perhaps] 5 sp [species] Bryusthums Lake (Bullfrog) [Bryusthums] in glory v [very] ab [abundant] [wrestling] boulders alt 1100. Same [date] extends from daisy mead [meadow] to 11500. Pass [Kearsurgh] 12050. [Hulsea algida] and [Polemonium] in glory v[very] ab[abundant] from pass up to summit of Mt. Gould
6 13300 also [prinda] wh [which] v[very] ab[abundant] sandy flats & slopes killed by sheep. [Ribus] ? up to 13000, Dwarf [Eriogonum] ab[abundant] also wall flr [flower] & [Draba] phlox almost to [dense] height & a phacelia. albicaulis to 12000. The most influential flrs[flowers] from Kings Yo [Yosemite] to nearly 11000 are [blue] Red [Penstemon] & [Bridges] “
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 12 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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