50 The whole Tuolumne Can[yon] wall from Goth[ic] mtn [Mountain] on both sides to top is both picturesque & sublime far beyond Yosem[ite]. There is far greater variety - richness bounteousness of forms, less of apparent breaking & splitting. More of fine sculpturing & moulding & polishing & combining. Moreover the rim of Tuolumne is in comparable granite in its glacier foundary, lakes & endless summit peaks.
51 Side canons rise grandly at once from climate to climate until the limits of vegeta[tion] are reached & snow & ice remains constant. [sketch of river and trees] Color v [very] rich now most orange & yel[low] from [maple] & amalane [Amelanchier] also [chestnut] [mtn ash] berries
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 15 cm.
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