14 Shadow[s] from Gl Pt [Glacier Point] as centre sweep [Yo] [Yosemite] Vall [Valley] Shearing off [the] glow from river Eclipsing the spangles & groves Alt [altitude] Eag Pt [Eagle Point] 7920 or 300 ft less than Sent [Sentinel] Dome about 100 higher than top [cranium] of El Cap [Capitan] or 500? above brow Counted 38 Strata measuring in the aggregate 4 1/2 inches here, 2/3rds Nevada Fall seen from here, 1/5 Yo Sem [Yosemite] Bot [bottom] valley to bit below [Leidigs] hotel Angle 44 [degrees] Steepest from Eag Pt [Eagle Point] to any visible part of valley [sketch: Sent [Sentinel] Rock formed same way many others; Same side wall] [sketch: Sent [Sentinel] Rock; next bit below]
15 Coast Range V [very] distinct dull blue Magnificent shadow cast [nearly] to N [north] side valley 2 or 300 yds? by Gl Pt [Glacier Point] Sent [Sentinel] Rock & mtn [mountain] between, 1 oclk [o’clock] PM [sketch: 1; 2; 3] More & denser forests on S [south] side valley because leveler & older? More belonging to older more Vig [vigorous] [ere] [ice] later ice cut off from N [north] by valley & other [ceased]?
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
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