100 ft h [high] granite flaked in horizontal lines prevented HO [water] from cutting down. First [part] of fall in small steps then lace upon smoothly moulded granite then gathered [then] divided in [ ] [ ] [moraine] into half dozen falls of [fabric] most exquisite ever seen in mtn [mountain] HO [water] Dell of verd [verdant] mosses at top & nodding grasses & golden [comp] & blue [daisies] & lark [larkspur] & colum [columbine] & trees slim & gnarled In morning light [streaming] through trees atop [water] proceeding from [that] flowing light & shade as from better land if better land could be [sketch: Dome at Forks Ill [Illilouette]; looking S 80º [degrees] W; Alt [altitude] of base 7200]
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.
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