Yellow pine 43 inches dia [diameter] 143 years old, Alt [altitude] 3000 ft [feet] on Yuba [Live] oak (chestnut) 3-4 in dia [diameter] Yuba Co [Brummetti] alt [altitude] 3000 Strawberry Valley Yuba Co Alt [altitude] 3800.
156 The grand deposits of course shared the fate of the rest of the surface during the degrading glacial period The deeper deposits seem to [cover] lie over the lowest portion of the channel of the ancient rivers, as if the junction line between the deposits & slate was the weaker portion. The surfaces of these deposits are covered with quartz [pebbles], all the others having been worn out by atmospheric disintegration. They rest upon blue gravel firmly cemented. This lower blue portion is of dif [different] origin to that above, the one having been deposited by the river
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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