because of winds, so also [most] of top mors [morraines]
3 basin yet lake mead [meadow] at Head & foot
Lake [ ] at middle extends from mor [moraine] to [ ] filling, basin doubtless deep as it [receives] the down [thrust] of ice as it issued from the can [canyon].
R[ ] meadow of foot with fine [trim] groves of pine & fir lilies & [gentians] [manq] O. Gilias [maliors] campanula, tall willows & poplar [grows/groves] at head
with mag [magnificent] grove of white fir, very [willowy] meads [meadows] almost [impenetrable] side stream comes down on N [north] & S [south]
The lake v [very] lovely, often glassy calm mirrors the the can [canyon] walls & the mors [moraines]
Then last saw It in 10th Nov. calm in [evening] while ducks in 4 [camps] sailed its [glassy] [dark] surface, the brown frost nipped meads [meadows] edged it, withered rushes
Original journal dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
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