The large trail trib [tributary] of 7th camp rises rapidly for 2 ms [miles] from alt [altitude] of 7050 to near 8000 runs in rocky channels bordered by vert [vertical] & jagged walls- on either side as we ascend come to steep slopes of gravel composed of sand & cinders but [chiefly] sand & small water washed pebbles. Alt Ford South Fork Joa [Joaquin] 6800 ft. Salt marsh with [rank] [ ] [ ] Rushes [etc]
Alt 8th Camp Sep. 25 1873 9100 on lat [lateral] moraine opp [opposite] 2d big trib [tributary] running up to Gabb & Abbot on south side. Slope from summit 10600 ft About 20 [degrees] View from
[Sketch:] Black; [High gray]; High black
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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