Most of river runs in sand or on [peebles] & boulders, one lake filled Ice pressed from both sides.
Deer are ab. [abundant] Inds [Indians] have trail marked with stones horses travel it
Saw Wild Cat, short tailed plashed hurriedly over river in fright.
The other lower [frag] Yo Sem [Yosemite] More picturesquely groved & laked & river curved [than] this, has large
rock at lower end wh [which] formed dam for lake has fine lake on E [east] wall a short dist [distance] [at]
This up Yo Sem [upper Yosemite] is Young its side rocks yet brightly polished & its meadows yet level & river not yet fixedly channelled The manner in wh [which] the river spreads & saws boulders on account of timber dams from avas [avalanches] etc explains older Yo Sems [Yosemite] as about [Lamons] etc. Old Yo Sems [Yosemite] Channels etc __ __
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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