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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 138 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 138
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Laguna Dam, Imperial Co. ---------- a bend more, Picacho Peak comes into view, a truly more imposing landmark than from up river. Great flocks of pelicans are a feature of the lower river, and add, by their ungainly flight and curious bodies to the interest of the traveler. - The sandbars are laid down in succession, one after another, and the areas are thus seeded with Salix nigra often, in different years. One will thus see a succession of stands of willow, one higher than the other and behind the other. The effect is that of plantations. - As one looks up the river and across the beautiful ::::::::: 5 Nov. 1912. ---------- green of the forest of willow and cottonwood in the river bottoms, one's eye next rests on the soft purples of the mountain ranges of the desert. This is all one sees; the wonderful tones of green, backed by wonderful tones of purple. The mesa is in such instances quite shut out of view -- all its barness and dryness and shimmering heat is eliminated from the view.  We camp at 4:30 at the mouth of the Gila River, on a low bluff (12 ft. h.) with a sand dune on top. The camp is a rather fine one. It is very very cold during the night, the coldest yet. The
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