about the heads of Kings & [Kern] & Cottonwood creek [Feldspathic] 6 sided crystals not so large as crystals of Cath [Cathedral] Pk [Peak].
Valleys flowing S [South] from head of Kern all [include] to be shallow but at their upmost fountain v [very] deep & precip [precipitous] & [raw] quarry like. Lakes larger than at N [North] because granite more easily eroded
Lakes exposed to [W] [West] winds with inlet facing [W] have inverted [ ]
Forests of P [Pinus] aristata take the place of the elegant Abies Will’ [Willlow]
P flex [pinus flexilis] is more developed has much larger cones wh [which] open, trees taller.
The primula [suffruticosum] everywhere S about Mt. Whitney at el [elevation] of 11 to 12,000
Bryanthus also but not so glorious—
The shrubby [Epilobium] at S—
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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