57 had better wait till tomorrow I knew my chance lay in reaching the summit before the breaking of the storm impending therefore started. [Could] Colors of willow spiraea, maple oak mottled sky grey chap, brown needles & brns [branches], Deer -- rough lava, scenery as ascend. Fir denser as ascend Yel lichen. [Horses] in snow Camp -- between 2 clumps [overleany] Ascent, stars in half sky dull clouds, piece of moon shone dull... tedious climb [Beauty] of snow sparkle
58 Daybreak. Calm, Firm packed snow Downward motion of snow in fine frosty particles Ice on top, steam sulphur 3 [summits], fragments View westward truly mtnous [mountainous] amount gls Brown mtns Amount of snow, lava [beds], valleys, groves, Lassens Butte, largest of cluster Mtns of coast clds on summit Snow drift Clds on clds near [farm] On Whitney gls ice fountain Nov 3rd Glorious display of sun filled stormclouds filling all Shasta valley like a rolling
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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