6 From divide obtained glorious view of all the head of the San [Joaquin] excepting that N Forks. Hazy smoky. Mt’s Gable & Abbot Red Slate Peak Had Chiquito Buttes on left. Those are a cluster of domes not well developed which have been laid bare by the great Joaquin Glacier. 3rd day, Sept. 20, Alt 7200. Camp after long weary search. Many miles dry tamarack flats. Deep picturesque channel of Chiquito Joaquin. Joaquin head of very fine forest basin rocks marvelously colored gray, yellow, & red. Deer in basin. 7 Jackass Meadows dry and brown. [ ] at head small Frigida Sentiana on all these meadows. Fine domes on N where ice swept past. Found new [Ivesia] very graceful. The wild cherry is very abundant on rough hillsides at elevation of 6 to 8000 ft. The berries bitten but very beautiful droop gracefully. There is no pine in the forest that compares with contorta in gracefulness of habit and airy feathery lightness. I have
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