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April 10, 1861: Nipomo

April 10, 2011

Camp 24

Today, Averill and I have been over the hills near here, exploring the geology and botany, quite a ride and walk. We came once on a large coyote, or wolf, and got a pistol shot at him but did not hit him. He was a big fellow, and two more were seen near camp by the other men. A snake five or more feet long, but harmless, was killed near our tent just at dark.

Specimens collected: Delphinium parryi subsp. blochmaniae

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