163 Hartmanns Bar Middle fork Feather Alt [altitude] 1750 ft [feet]. South side canon wall 3000 ft [feet] high Lava capped on top few feet thick, then granite to river. Wall sloped 25 [degrees] somewhat nearly uniform Few vertical faced headlands of granite Many [Ava] slopes & ravines Sug [sugar] & yel [yellow] pines maple in gulches. Chap [chaparral] -- L-oak [live-oak] manzan [manzanita] Chinquapin ceanothus Dense on S [south] wall Sparse on N [north] Large portions of N [north] wall nearly timberless where sun beaten. Pines on both
164 sides occur in hollows & ravine slopes producing a barred & dotted appearance Whole physiognomy of the canon similar to that of Merced & Tuol [Tuolumne] at same elevations. The sculp [sculpture] less regular & glacial That of side stream channels particularly water-like -- Bars of marble occur both above & below here running from river up the N [north] wall to near top, N [north] wall higher Mt [Mount] Aararat up riv [river] from here a few miles on N [north] side Alt [altitude] about 6000 ft [feet] Bald & featureless & with [scarce] any individuality. Chaparraled
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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