79 The most uneven glaciated surfaces are such as break up most readily into angular blocks & are at the same time hardest The grape vines as well as the maples were in the grandeur of autumn color scarlet & brown & red. Words fail more in color than elsewhere it was exquisitely & at the same time gorgeously sublime & I reveled in its festoons & purple clusters with intense enjoyment loving nature & [work] helping her in color with full peace &
80 thankfulness. In many places the channel opened into bowls & chambers some of wh [which] were perfect mosseries & fernery. The vines become more luxuriant as we advanced until almost impossible to proceed. [calacanthus] mixed with willows & hazel & alder & dogwood.
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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