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47 The [amabilis] magnif has suffered severely from snow avalanches. Wh [descend] a mile or more into their midst. The Doug sp is here shorter leaved & more elegant & is subject to an [abnormal] growth wh causes it to put out slender branchlets in large clusters wh when dead & denuded of lvs look like hair. The Libocedrus grows well in lava blocks Bryanthus not very abundant. Spiraea white at 9000 ft also penstemon & dwarf manzanita

48 a few grasses The highest plant at 11000 sedge same as [farther] south [sketch] Dark purple The glutinous ceanothus v ab [very abundant], the [thorny] not so ab, the creeping also abundant v beautiful also the blue flowered The chinquapin common & quite small. The avalanches of Shasta cut very irreg gaps in forest because of irreg of the ground they [barely] controlled by gulches. The rough

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