156 Cascades on 5th Yo [Yosemite] [trib] [tributary] lower branch 1100 in all begin just above two small falls Bare sky of air & of granite with bare cloud of [cascade] stretched ruggedly across [sketch: (on 4th Yo [Yosemite] lower trib [tributary])] 157 The left fork ascending of 4th Yo Sem [Yosemite] trib [tributary] is remarkable for the bareness & openness of its valley it has 2 fine falls & 1 very grand cascade about half way up. Its stream has not yet worn itself a well marked channel running as it does on domes [sketch] It has many [precipitous] fronts on west side because there the ice pressed harder & wherever a weak place allowed it broke through because the ice wished to flow more westerly than the N 30 E clvg [cleavage] (over)
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 15 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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