A dark rocky ridge [ ] ornament[al/ed] noble design on right long sweeping curve on left. The rim can [canyon] with innumerable folds & groves sweeping to it in front & swell over swell boss over boss oak dotting below pine feathered above all hazed as with the atmosphere of Ind [Indian] summer
Sun rise, beams pouring thro [through] gaps in rocky crest
Warm level beams burnishing across [shoulders] in so fitting a way that they seemed to have [warm]
channels for themselves as gls [glaciers] do. Oak [shining] stems set aglow
The ground colored with gilia heads purp purplish grayish with Plantago Patagonica Red Brown with buck eye, dark live oak & sycamore in gulch
Alt Thom Mill 5700
“ [Alt] Grove Big Trees 6500
[Girth] Gen [General] Grant 106 ft near ground. Is a tree much like Grizzly Giant of Mariposa.
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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