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[sketch of grasshopper tracks] Too narrow

[sketch of grasshopper tracks]

Gray black & white Yel [Yellow] [big] Nat [natural] size grasshoppers track in sand when somewhat weary. Copied from nature in Yosem [Yosemite].

[sketch of grasshopper track]

Track made in jumping [though] usually in sand all made into one dimple, one eighth of inch deep


The views developed & interblended in riding along the zigzags of the new trail up the valley wall to the foot of the Upper Yosemite Fall are indescribably varied & impressive & scarcely less glorious than those obtained from the similar trail up the opposite wall to Glacier Pt [Point]. One rises as if on wings the [groves] meadows Fern flats & river windings at once become uncommon places & put on new & rare gestures. All things become new over & over again higher higher we go through shaggy groves of laurel & ceanthus & glossy leaved chapparal. Coming out & in from shadow to light. The huge pines shrink as we ascend until mere sprouting weeds. The river [spanglers] on the rippled shallows or sweep smoothly & dark round level bends. The diversity of meadow & grove become

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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