41 of disturbance since deposition. All sculpturing accomplished by tranquil erosion Water would hardly under any circumstances known to me erode valleys so shallow & broad & level Certainly the streams running thro [through] [them] are not doing any such work at present Moreover washed boulders of the hardest kinds are lavishly & universally scattered over all the surface. Were these set free by erosion of rain etc. Passing on from these breast-like foothills we come to long sandy plains (20 ms) [miles] no hills. Next to 15 ms [miles] of dead level wh [which] is frequently overflowed by back water from San Joaquin wh [which] being muddy constantly adds sediment
Falls Yo [Yosemite] 1 Rainbows 9 Avas [avalanches]  (ex) 13 Rock avas [avalanches] 16, 32 Shadows 21 Sunnyside bench 21-29 Mirror Lake 35 Tenaya Fall 36 View Starr K [King] & Tis [Tissiack] 39 From foothills to Stockton 40 Notes on Tenaya trees, winds providence etc. at end of vol [volume]
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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