40 Icy Shasta is a noble mark for a mtneer [mountaineer] & no storm can hide it. I shall soon reach it. Gls [glaciers] & pine tree are in all my thoughts but at this moment they are decidedly fishy for I have been constrained to walk with fish [commissioner] in an atmosphere of storm this schools of McCloud Kim Salinvy. Perch bass shad eels [hornpouts ] Not a year ago I found any [enterprizing ] German with the largest of the Kings R [river] Yosemite engaged in catching trout to be transported upon mules over one of the Sierra passes [road ] high. For the purpose of stocking the numerous, small streams that rush down the eastern flank of the Sierra & out into the Owens River Valley. The breeding trout were captured by [being] stunned in tributaries [ ] by powder [spills] of the S F of Kings R by
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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