4 Clark’s Meadows is fast changing from wet carex to sandy flat with sloping sides. The basin of Big Creek S of grove is one of the very finest sugar pine forests of range. The fir of slate ridge has some disease which is making many branches yellow. (Not as 2 years ago Clark.) Fir requires slate in its soil for fullest health. 5 [2nd] Broad over swept ridge grooves [running] S  W Alt 8300 Divide Chiquito Joaquin & South Fork Merced In descending sandy slope of divide Clark got a glimpse of a frightened bear beating a hasty flight from the open hillside to the dense chaparral that filled the bottom of the gulch. At noon lunch on edge of beautiful brown and yellow meadow spread with many a bay in a fine forest of fir and pine. Alt 7100 ft.
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