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Lake Millar 1400 yds [yards] long 50 to 150 wide, waters bright clear green one duck wild frogs, Ivesia muirii [cariais] gentians dwarf willows. This lake lies along gothic front of Mt Millar S [south] side

Mt [mountain] large 2 or 3 ms [miles] few feet lower than Millar with [ ] bearing from E [east] most point [Millar] S 16 W other very 8 or 10 ms [miles] high pks [peaks] S 60 E as high or higher.

2 others 6 or 8 ms [miles] dist [distance] N 10 W Black top & black with [redish] gray top.

Other granite pks [peaks] about


the head of Mid [Middle] Fork Joq [Joaquin] N 43 W about equal in height Ritter bears N 55 W

Gen dir [general direction] of Joaq Can [Joaquin Canyon] W 10 N

Fine [branch] of Owens Riv [river] heads in ice basins just S [south] of here next mtns [mountains] has 6 [ ] gls [glaciers] in heart [Gothic] [basins]. This [branch] flows [nearly] N [north] then NE [northeast] 8 gls [glaciers] on head Joaq [Joaquin] Visible from this one point.

22 lakes on this [pt] [point] 1 gl [glacier] [perhaps] 2 N [north] side Millar. Alt [altitude] Lake Millar 11300 first lake basin foot

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Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.

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