The rich sugar pine forests of N [north] side of well water well sheltered well [sorted] [localities] at alt [altitude] of 6000 has sequoias almost always, can almost always tell whom to expect meeting them.
Saw some on Kaweah side of divide this morn [morning]
Also near the ford of SF [South Fork] of SF [South Fork] ½ m [mile] west of in groove of small [ ] [of] divide [between] the stream of Big Meads [meadows] & one next NW [northwest]. In this grove wh [which] is on granite debris or moraine much
decomposed, so that the hillside gulches are washed & raw, with [fences] of uprooted trees along the sides of the trees are remarkably healthy looking & whole, with boles [tapering] very gently most noble of [specimens]
15 to 20 ft dia [diameter]
Saw [where] one or two had been well battered & washed in flood, as if [never] was [since] [born] does this prove that no flood so great has occurred since the [birth] of this tree? Certainly not as well say that when
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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