80 Rams with ewes in November Lamb in May & June When rams fight, are heard 2 or 3 miles, like shooting striking on barn floor 17th Snow 3 inches deep in the morning & [blowing] stormily. Ride on vol’ plains, beauty of -- forests silver gray, sage planted on white, fading dissolving Fissure 18 in wide v [very] deep Butte Creek flows from lava into large lake then N through canon 2000 deep ft on W side into
81 another larger lake, both now nearly meadows The latter sinks. Am told if water raised a few feet would flow into Klamath wh is 20 ms [miles] N from latter L [lake] This [evidently] is the channel of an ancient gl [glacier] Another gl [glacier] flowed toward Klamath Lake, towards Van [Bremers], with a long Mtn between [sketch of glacier flow] High level plains [cedared] [sketch] Alt lower lake 4600, Van Brem 4400
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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