12 There are 4 well defined separated precipices on N side beginning at Tissiack of big cascade trib. [sketch] Lake 5th Cascade water [grained] at [lip] 13 5th lakes from most beautiful pond of Can is fringed all around  open only when water lapes [laps] smoothly 100 ft wide [Conorta] on S, willows & poplars N Grand granite walls beyond looking up. The [ground] of the two [leaned] pine are closely planted and slender as canes. Slim & tapering spires rising singly & in group from the close [forest] beneath. The colors of the aspen & willow &blueberry bushes & honeysuckles form a glowing picture. The walls of granite that rise on the N are precipitous & massive. A smooth bar of granite which is so hard as to [have resisted] the action of the ice [forms] the dam of the lake. The [ ] appearance of the water just above the fall when it approaches the [ ] is very [very] interesting.
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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