4 Lowest bass sharp clashing crystal [summits] Like snow but not because white, but nearly. Dashing from light to shade echo sun Convolutions all upward Cliff treeless E. Trees W [sketch] A.W Wells telegraphed Av 20th St. Oakland. 5 Ind Can [Indian Canyon] slope 23 [degrees] North Dome May 25th, 1873 Free of snow. Phlox in prime. Also small yellow [umbellifer ] Also rare Talinum like quite abundant. View of Ill [Illilouette] fall & can [canyon] very complete. Also of the bottom of valley from Mariposa trail to SD [South Dome]. Also Mt. Lyell & a few neighbors, Colisseum Pk. And clds [Clouds] Rest. Mt Watkins, etc. cannot see Mt Hoff [Hoffman] Very fine view of groves in basin of batchelors tears and Ind Can side stream. Yosemite summers grafting upon spring grows intensely lovely.
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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