This wall very beaut [beautiful] & picturesque. Willows & boulders at base with [level] mead [meadow] rising rather sleepily to bare vert [vertical] precipices at top, 3 crests. The top end shows snowy summits. The N [north] side has a few hard gl [glacier] polish bosses & headlands but general wall slope back gently rising higher higher to sharp peaks ( ) high & is timbered at base on moraine wh [which] is laid wherever it would lie. The greater portion of this valley is [sedgey] &
grassy meadow with here & there tam [tamarack] [lodgepole pine] groves & with Pop [Populus] & Balm Gilead [Populus balsamifera] along stream with [crushed] willows forming many fine reaches. [sketch]
In many places there are jams & dams of tree trunks & boulders wh [which] compels the river to flow out of chan [channel] over mead [meadow]. In many places the grass so high difficult to walk.
Much of dense forest with grass at [back] has been burned & made into grassy
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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