39 [Sketch:] Op [opposite] [first] camp Kern val [valley]
40 At 1st camp op [opposite] Whitney Crk [Creek] Aug 4th 02/ Gentians vivid blue in bloom by streamsides. (Coyote Crk [Creek]) gnaphalium golden rod, Lily, daisies madia Helenium (big coned) Frasera in flr [flower]. Trees yel [yellow] p. [pine] Libo concolor. no Douglas or Hemlock seen on all the trip so far. -- 'A Yo [Yosemite] walls noble in form & characteristic but not noble in 2 culp. All clvg [cleavage] joints more or less developed. Yet little change since gl [glacial] prd [period]. No great block taluses, prickly ceanothus, [ ]
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 12 cm.
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