147 shaded with fires Big Spring Stream 10 ft wide 1 deep 4 miles per hour, Dec 17th Huck berries, [Rasp, Prunes, 2 species of cherries] The [back] of Shasta best ever seen [longest] just above [ ] [ ] in extent In the Grass lying free not growing on bushes, the stems prostrate & pressed closed down in the fine grass, by deep snow. Berries in like manner sprinkled like hail [Formation] bogs cap gl [glacier] ~ oozes form bogs [Never] could beehive be better or more advantageously situated Could the [lot] of bees fall Never did the [lives] of bees fall in pleasanter places. Honey bog to right of them, honey bog to left of them, with
148 plenty of willows for spring pollen & abundance of sweet [rosy] bloom of wild plum brier & buck thorn, & autumn golden rods when the Huckleberry bells were withered. & besides a' that & a' that acres of rosy briers & plum & buckthorn Honey [tangles] would [busy] & honeysuckle [batter] [crops] & [columbines]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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