July 22 6 ½ ft dia tree near [ms] point 84 ft l [long] [dissolves] in [limbs] Termination of trunk 3 nearly equal branches [sketch of tree trunk branching] well dotted oval in pairs or single or awanting [dark] broken outside 1st limbs 25 ft up E. forest at head of Willow Wash a noble Sig imbedded in base of sandstone lying top to N [North]. V [very] straight dark color branching moderately at top 3 ½ ft dia 1 ½ at top wh [which] is solidly bedded in sandstone. True brown Sig. on mesa above E of last 6 dia 100 l [long] First limb 70 from ground ended abruptly [sketch] Large number of big trees 5 to 7 dia branchy at top 100 l [long] 1 magnif [magnificent] white Sig 2 ft dia dotted profusely round or oval scars trunk fluted deep at base grand forest [many]
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 13 cm.
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