Opp [opposite] 1st big trib [tributary] from trail trib [tributary] very grand and universal
Ritter noblest & most ornate of all Red slate PK [peak] very noble black white & red, also mtn [mountain] next to left Then Gabb & Abbot & inseparable field of high pks [peaks] at head of Joaquin. one castle shaped gray. Another dark on right side of Can as look Snowy pks [peaks] yet beyond at head of Kings [River] forests dark with yellow meads [meadows] & mirror lakes Shadows stealing over the many meads [meadows] & [groves] of Joaquin Can [Canyon]
Joaquin Valley opp 2d trib [opposite 2nd tributary]
Branch of Middle F. [Fork] San Joaquin
Sep 26 1873
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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