a house whose foundation is rotten is carried away in storm that the storm wh [which] destroyed it was the greatest since it was built, whereas it is only the greatest since its foundation rotted. The mtn [mountain] sides in the localities of raw gulleys are rotten & so gave way on the coming of first great storm.
On this stream then is said to be a grand fall
Woodcock [Canyon] has [flrs] [flowers] untouched by frost, larkspur [daisies] etc. a month [younger]
then other valleys same
(Alt Dir. [direction] old ice on trail S35W
Alt [altitude] rocks overswept 9000
Alt shoulder carried [round] by main stream foot Yosem [Yosemite] KR [Kings River] 6700 ft, Bottom of where trail enters the valley 4930.)
19th Camp. In Yosem [Yosemite] of SFKR [South Fork Kings River] at foot of trail.
Today made long ascent from gulley [cavern/canyon] 2000 ft through timber & [struck] the old trail that crossed the range via this valley then over many divide
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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