June 16, 1863: Yosemite Valley
The trail grew rougher, across canyons, over hills. At last we crossed a hill, and a view of a portion of the valley burst upon us in all its beauty—the valley far below us, its peaks rising still higher than we were. We descended into the valley, passed the Bridal Veil Fall, and camped beneath the enormous precipice called Tu-tuc-a-nu-la.
Specimens collected: Hackelia micrantha; Populus tremuloides; Lathyrus sulphureus; Arnica dealbata; Comandra umbellata subsp. californica; Viola adunca; Lupinus breweri; Carex multicaulis; Carex sartwelliana; Carex whitneyi.