Lakes of basin wh [which] [empties] above Merced Lake [largest] at foot of Grand & Black Mtns [Mountains] ice climbed out of [steeply] besides [ ] smaller Some [ ] is green & [blue] & purple in color
[ ] are [strong] [ ] [ ] high on the [side] [of] [valleys] [all] [of] wh [which] abound in hollows [sketch] developed by ice running par [parallel] with main NE [northeast] clvg [cleavage]
Lakes of next lower emptying below main lake 5, 3 of wh [which] are in a close cluster near head of can [canyon]
There is a fine cascade of 1000 ft on [the] stream of this basin just [where] it descends to the main river
The walls of all of these high cans [canyons]
Original journal dimensions: 15 x 18 cm.
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