151 21st Dec Sky Dull blue Later a crown gently [serruled] 11 o clock clear Sketch: Keenly outlined; [purp]; [ ] [antler]; [yellow] Just cutting off timber line small patch between [timb] [timber] & cld [cloud] Thick yel [yellow] clds [clouds] on sunrise Blue shadows -- sun yel [yellow] on bosses
152 McCloud Spring River from Huckleberry Val [Valley] runs in ravine 200 to 400 ft [feet] deep gloriously forested on both slopes with Doug spr [spruce] & pine -- River voice [ah a-a-a]. Rock Lava unbroken Spring SE of Elk Flat 8 ms [miles] above Huck [Huckleberry] Val [Valley] 50 yds [yards] unbroken -- 75 yds [yards] in all Water continuous but not sheeted vivid green of bowlders by yellow-ish moss & lichen & other plants green, foamy mats on all boulders. above water & beneath Curious effect of such green in swift powerful current [Time] for adjustment-equality uniformity of flow also temp [temperature]. enters riv [river] nearly at right angles to dir [direction] of channel or nearly S-ward [southward]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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