Yo Sem Cans [Yosemite Canyons]
A man by name Colby told me that he had seen an old barkless stump 40ft dia [diameter] N [north] of grove he visited. 1 ½ ms [miles] above (E) Thom [old] Mill
Also another man told of another “Old Snag” Bigger’n Grant
Many fine groves above Kawweahs [Kaweahs] streams.
Called [Redwoods] by many of settlers supposed to be Sugar-pines
Heard of Sequoia on N [north] side of N [north] Fork Kings R [river]
Elk yet common about [Tule] R. [river] One hunter killed 17 in one season
Heard of wild goats probably sheep on [Kern] or Kaweah
17th Camp 7500 on top divide between Kaweah & KR [Kings River] water
The first large stream ab [above] Thom Mill
In lovely grove of P [pinus] amabilis & grand fairly free in mtns [mountains] once more
Weather all gold
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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