Alt 5200 Sep 22
5th Camp on bank of San Joa [Joaquin]
Mid Fork- Boulder Valley The N [North Fork & Stream next E [East] mnts within 1/4 of M [mile] of each other, is not on Map.
1 1/2 M [mile] below is a beautiful val [valley] frequented by Indians. 1 M [mile] long 1/4 wide. [Fine] reaches Pine Cedar Oak Elder Alder Cherry [Azalea] Rose. Patches of Monarch[ ] of Maderia [Madeira] of Linosyris.
At bottom of this val the Can [canyon] closes. Pot holes in [rocks] 35 ft ab [above] river.
Fire burned off lichens
Fishes in river Alt 3000
Drift 20 ft [ab] level
Can [canyon] ab [above] this camp v [very] rocky & close V shaped
Set out to ascend the S [South] side of Canon made tedious progress horses & mules tending constantly to roll down.
Came to lake 600 ft at N [North] & S [South] oval deep log islands
Nuphar flr [flower] 4 in [inche] wide lvs [leaves] 18 in l [inches long] 13 broad.
Sedges. rushes Cat-tail [plugs] cotton Sedges- Willow V. deep Outlet N [north] [into] Main Canon Sequestered [ ] of many a mtn flr [mountain flower] [mnts] golden [rods]
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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