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16 Moraine like mass, [mingled] with trees, avalanche on w side scarred trees at 20 ft from ground, scars seem young trees old, some 200 yrs or more [sketch: break here & kill [branch] main axis] 159 yrs old “ “ since avalanche winter [sketch: Spire on Cath Peak looking E.] would admit that [ ] formed by clvg [cleavage] then [why] not 2 [storms] or enough to make a mtn.

17 Avalanche while passing Cath Pk, also when on Lyell. [sketch] Cath Peak from N side of rock like Cath Peak a good instance of clvg planes of all kinds producing square & rounded forms Domed & sq forms [ ] developed in rocks front of Cath P. June 5 1873 Snow nearly continuous on Cath Val & back of Cath P 2 to 8 ft deep [avg ] about 3-1/2. Will [sp] evidence of deep snow region other pines cannot compete in flexibility

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