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[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] The oak with leaves like lobata but smaller & a small tree begins between Newcastle & Auburn but does not extend to Colfax. Another small, almost shrubby & apparently deciduous[[strikethrough]] l [[/strikethrough]] leaved, oak is found at Colfax, has lobed leaves. Aesculus californicus begins at Penryn & is com. to Colfax. Arctostophylos p. platyphilla begins between Auburn and Newcastle and is abn. to Colfax. Pseudotsuga douglassii begins at Auburn & is at Colfax. Chameobatia foliolosa begins at Auburn is com. at Colfax. Pinus lambertiana begins at Newengland Mills & is common at Colfax. [[underlined]] Oct. 26 [[/underlined]]. The stage does not leave Colfax for Michigan Bluff till 3 P.M. so I had time to hunt. Tramped over the hills all of forenoon, talked with several men about Chipmunks but there do not seem to be any around here. Killed a Sciurus fossor. Spermophilus beecheyi is common, also Thomomys . The country is hilly, brushy, and Pine and oak timber scattered over the hills. Left Colfax at 3:30 P.M. and Reached Michigan Bluff at 9 P.M. - 23 miles. The first part of the road for about 8 miles is steadily down hill to the North Fork of American River. Then it is all up hill for about 8 miles to Forest Hill.
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