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September 2, 1861: Los Altos

September 2, 2011

Camp 49

[Today] was a most lovely day. We started early on foot to climb a high mountain that rises behind the camp, over three thousand feet.1 It was hard to get at. We were over eleven hours at it, and had no water. We had a canteen along to fill at a spring on the way, but we found it dry. We took it up moderately, however, and did not suffer much from thirst. We found tracks and traces of grizzlies, more abundant than we have seen them before—we were in paths where their fresh tracks covered the ground, but we did not meet any.

1Black Mountain

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