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Little Sur River


-Tobie Dows place - Rock Creek
-Mill Creek = Sierra Creek, a pretty stream
-Little Sur River, the deep canyon with a flat bottom, narrow, covered with Redwood trees 150 ft high, really splendid specimens, considering their southerly situation. There is also Platanus racemosa, a few fine large trees at Idelwild and Populus trichocarpa. This mixture of different zones here is remarkable.
-They are taking tanoak out. There is considerable of it mixed with Redwood on the north hillsides colonies of it grew up as tall poles and later matured with rather large tops. On very steep
Sept 13, 1906

slopes. "About 900 cords peeled in here this year. Probably as much more on Big Sur.

Madrona occasional. I noticed one tree 50 ft. h. with large top on hillside.

The drop down into the Little Sur River from the top of the hill from Mill Creek is a wonderful bit of road and you come down mightily on the wall of the canyon in very short time. Just a bit after starting down, at a turn of the road there is a fine view of the bold mass of Pico Blanco, its white being the limestone so prevalent in this range.
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