soon the ground while the sage brush took it kindly. No gap in the storm, steered by wind came to large [ ] that heads S of Rit [Ritter] & [Min] [Minarets] followed until came to 2 pine trees, made fire & tied horses in the brush in sheltered hollow
saw little bird seeking shelter in [cove] of sage
Next morn [morning] all clear. the plain & the mtn [mountain] white
in bloom but not equal, the rounded [Inyos] & nearer lava ranges, white with tintings of gray & brown when wind blew off the snow & as if to show how easily it could bear gls [glaciers] large white clouds rolled heavily down the can [canyon] startled sage hens from sage [coves]
On setting out over the snowy pks [peaks]
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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