6 Bot 1st Cascade 6420 Grand [Sermarde] 6960 Crowning seen in front Clashing of fragments of icy water unbroken or unbeaten Very mealy fall, broader than high Top grand 1st cascade 7060 Foot 2nd 7120 Top “ 7450 Top of 2nd to top 3rd 7810, wh [which] is very much broken among rocks of immense sized. Sharpen from the N side of the wall. Also much divided by bars & [lobes] of harder granite wh [which] caused it to erode unevenly. 4th flowing from lakelet 90’ high. Water on south about 1000 h beautifully [lobed] with 7 Groves between the lakes and at foot of [big] [moraines] of [lingering] gls. Also watered by [lingering] snow [taper] pines [ ] Wall on N of precip & [El Cap] like about 1000 h. [sketch: At top of cascade all solid; 2000; 1800]
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
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