The dome at mouth of South Fork hewn from a dome bearing ridge extending N ward [northward] & exhibiting other domes & dome tops.
There are saline & hot springs near ford of S F San Joaq [South Fork San Joaquin]
Salt springs in Can [canyon] near up Yo Sem [Yosemite] & in Yos [Yosemite][?]
The general character of So [South] Fork Val [Valley] is shallow & v [very] wide rough with bed rock eroding in blocks of var [various] kinds.
It is well timbered section [sketch of cut away view of valley dipping low in center from higher outside edges]
There is less water in it than in Mid [Middle] fork (where we fueled) Is evidently smaller stream. [receives] but lit [little] from E Mor [east moraine] of W [west] side when camped opp [opposite] mouth 1st trib [tributary] at trail trib [tributary] 9000 ft.
Continuous untill broken by trib [tributary] from opp [opposite] main bend, Mor [moraine] of E [east] side move steady & continuous
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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