19 Found gap at east end of O [Onion] mead [meadow] where I entered the Giant Forest [sketch of gap] fine grove on summit of ridge |o| [between] Marble basin & O [Onion] mead [meadow] basin. Large forked seq [sequoia] at O [Onion] mead [meadow] just below camp prostrate smashed, long joint seems a true fork nearly equal in size at dist [distance] of about
20 60 or 70 ft [feet] from grnd [ground] No sign of being a double tree. The heads of Seqs. [Sequoias] large ones. One mass of tremendous knots utterly unwedgeable unsplittable. In making firewood of seq [sequoia] scarce any cutting required, only breaking-- about as well attempt to split glass. The number of young firs & pines as com-
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 12 cm.
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