22 Thursday Oct 15th 1874 Lake Tahoe in storm [ ] set out in rain with [ ] drooping clouds on [the] [very] water & all the near mtns [mountains] softened [ ] delicate gray mtns [mountains] seemed weightless. Water deepest deep blue a few white caps Steamer rushed out bravely into the heart of the dim expanse [wild] charm in the [earnestness] of fire force pulsing through the rolling waves the dimness of the storm & the smashing unrest of the water perfectly enchanting In mid lake the clouds lifted towards the south displaying the blue blue mtns that form the edge of lake dark blue water pale blue bar of sky
23 brooding clouds, sun [ ] [ ] & [entangled] [ ] the pines. Snowfall sufficient to make the mtn gray
Send to H. W. Tinne - Briarley. Aigburth. Liverpool $6. of photos of mountain region, by Riley & Hazeldean.
The Truckee River from Tahoe is at first calm & slow, in a few miles becomes grey with occasional rapids - is a stream 40 or 50 ft wide by 3 [ ] deep when flowing 4 miles per hour at this latest season
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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