72 of pines [reared] their brown columns & spread thin curving boughs above us in impressive [majesty]. Only those immediately near us were in the circle of our camp fire [sun] beyond was another circle entirely distinct & distant, a black sharp angled line of tree, writing along the base of the sky, who shall read it for us. Roar of river, jays, Deer, bears, cats & Cal [California] lions
73 Ducks etc. [Medaria] v [very] lovely. We forded at outlet of Mirror lake after searching in vain lower in boulders for a ford, made our way out on E [east] side after building trail etc. Camped at EC [El Capitan] of 6850 [Sep] 3.13th camp [ ] on grass slope in fir grandis woods in angle of two tribs [tributaries] of NF [North Fork] near divide of N [North] & Mid The banks of these streams as those of all streams at this El [elevation] when the forests seem
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