Alt [Altitude] Ill [Illilouette] divide W [west] B V PK [Buena Vista Peak] 9450 Ice of Ill [Illilouette] & Bridal V [Veil] one stream. Grand [sweep] channel S [south] of Ost [Ostrander] Rocks Pohono Bas [Basin] broad & [ ] Much ice across W [west] [bar] of basin wh [which] is [continuation] of El Cap [Capitan] Ridge [sketch: W [west] bank; El Cap [Capitan]; Pohono; Yo Sem [Yosemite]; Ice]
Sq [Squaw] Lake alt [altitude] 8500 Delightful [prairie] of water compassed by all that is called rough & harsh in mountain Alt [Altitude] of Pohono after first descent from rough tangles & mors [moraines] near B V PK [Buena Vista Peak] ridge 7250 Alt [Altitude] of camp above here 8350 Of all rough moraine sources Pohono has roughest Sources of [ ] over divide Also V [very] rough Granite here having [been] break[ ] into
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.
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