44 developed on S side [river] 2 or 300 ft at [river] as [back] [Snelling] Remarkably open basin containing arable “[flais]” in Fresno Fresno larger groves of Sequoia than Mariposa. [Towans] wife often spoke of Big Trees [Sargent] & [Towan] discovered them 2 days before. Sunrise v [very] white yellow rich purp of soil & lvs [leaves] Patches of blue gilia v [very] fine
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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