22 at right angles to it 35 E [east] seams sometimes diagonally as demanded by forces of [tributaries] The trib [tributary] wh [which] enters trunk |o| [between] Shadow & Merced lakes drains the E [east] side of Mt Clark & of Grey mtn [Mountain] & portions of Red. The next higher above Merced Lake drains portions of Red & Black Next two unite before uniting with Lyell Forks & drain all Merced basin S [south] of Lyell Fork. [sketch: Red, Gray, clrk [Clark], [Park] Cascade, Fall crk [Creek] , Merced [lake], Shadow [lake], Lyell; [Mc]; (Gardens)] Bryanthus out of flr [flower] Aug [August] 10th Alt [altitude] 9 to 10000 also Kalmia & Cassiope, All in prime July 10th 1873 Meadows at elevation of from 9 to 10000 in prime with regards most flrs [flowers] & grasses Lilies Senecio [Egregious] Painted Cups Lupins Mimulus Gentian Simplex at lake bottom ab [above] Shallow also at elev [elevation] of  1 m [mile] above Merced Lake [Gentian] [Frigida] at [its] end Merced Lake
23 Bloody Cañon [Those deep lines called valleys & cañons wh [which] nature makes use of in mtn [mountain] sculpture cover the flanks of the Sierra Nevada of Cal [California] like a disorderly network so vast & planless at first sight that it discourages all attempts to understand its origin, but like all other]
Small Botrychium at el [elevation] of 8000 ft 1 m [mile] ab [above] Merced lake. Also on meadow of Fall creek alt [altitude] 1000 Aug [August] 10th 1873 (Gardens of Merced)
Original journal dimensions: 15 x 18 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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