Animals not afraid of geyser, go there to warm—
Large stream rather warm enters Long Val [Valley] near head comes from dir [direction] of Ritter must have fountains in gls [glaciers] (comes mostly deep springs [geysers] [ ])
In passing over from L [Long] to Mono passed thro [through] much timber (Yel P) [Yellow Pine] rather widely planted & without underbrush excepting a few clumps of dark glossy leafed Ceanothus & the common sage brush but in many places the bare
needles these trees are in many places nearly all encircled with trenches about 8 or ten in [inches] deep with a steep edge outward. These made by Inds [Indians] for warms do not seem to kill many of the trees.
Do the terraces of Lake Mono correspond with terraces of Moraines. 5 or 6 on Lake Black Pt [point] terraced to near top, top shows action of waves peebles [pebbles] of basin, water [washed] no irregularity of can [canyon] etc reaches into basin
Timber over 1 m sq [mile square] killed
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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