sober in its [tones] & forms making but few [slips] that could be noticed as falls. & even in [glacier] cascades very barren It is greatest in boulder language both walls having sent down an endless quantity of rocks and logs by earthquake & snow.
It is [hard] traveling along this portion of the stream the avalanche material having been planted with poplars & all kinds of chap [chaparral] even the bears seem at times to be at
fault in making their trails
The colors of the poplars & epilobium & mountain ash are glorious in combination The light rain & snow of the previous days brightened all colors The dogwood does most of the red, the aspen the yellow & the sedges & a multitude of smaller plants the other tints
The brecken [bracken] is splendidly colored now & is in great light & abundance
The falls on the N [North] Fork are only a series
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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