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Mt. Whitney

dwarf Gentian No. 1070 and Potentilla, etc. Bryanthus Breweri, Penstemon confortum (with leaves closely matting the ground) and one whorl of flowers; Mimulus primuloides;
Further along I found Primula suffrutescens in what is called the "pass" on the trail to the summit. Epilobium obcordatum (Alpine Willow Herb), an Antennaria, Polemonium confertum, Sedum Rhodiola.
Above the "pass" I collected balyptridium, no. 1073 which was the third highest plant; Polemonium confertum being the second
Aug. 7, 1900.

highest; and Hulsea algida, no. 1067, which was quite common and ranged the highest of any flowering plant being found only about 800 feet below the summit.

The westerly face of Whitney is crowded with slender pinnacles which cast shadows in the afternoon against the steep mountain wall. Everywhere there is the white granite rock, either huge boulders and blocks piled high or to a small extent on the less steep slopes a little granite sand. Our view from
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