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[ ] W [west] of L Ten [Lake Tenaya] [ ] W [west] snout inserted solidly in Clds [clouds] rest mtn [mountain]

Basin of cascades E [east 2° [degrees] Wat [Watkins] very broard, has 2 [ ] [ ] [Lake]

[recovered] west-most of Dana ice (not Dana)

[sketch: cascade, dry, dry, stream Ten [Tenaya], [Trim] brow & [just] [back] on same ridge [Eagles] Back; S [south] Dome summit]

4 Tenaya Falls

7 gls [glaciers Ex [example]

9 Junipers Ex [example]

14 Ice sheet comp’d to hand


Mirror L [Lake] 40 yds [yards] broad 150 200 l [long] lower l [long/level] dry 10th Dec 1872

[sketch: [M] Crescent]

200 ft [feet] alt [altitude] above Smith Saloon

46° [degrees] both sides across can [canyon] a few hund [hundred] yds [yards] above Mir [Mirror] Lake passing thro summit of S [south] Dome

[sketch: [ ], [ ], Note [Dome] struct [structure] below top, Ice breaking into layers making steeper walls [ ] they demand]

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