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Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 132 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 132
Indio to Thousand Palms Ca_on - Pulled across country by devious sandy [settlers] roads which finally ran out into washes, thence up shallow stream beds and finally up over a rocky mesa, all without roads of course and pulled into a palm grove which we had seen for some miles  in the mouth of a canon.  Here we cooked dinner ate it in the shade of these royal trees.  How splendidly they fit their surroundings, the magnificent distances across the valley and the purple mountain ranges fading into hazy nothingness.  This is a very beautiful spot.  A steady wind :::::::::  22 May 1914 rustles the great leaves of the palms and once in a while roars as in a forest top.  A royal tree with ample circumstance of space.  Think therefore of a palm in a 10 x 8 city lot!  How out of keeping.  The grove just described is the one next after no. 10 noted on p. 130.  Probably all the estimates are too low, as these groves were seen from the valley.  No 6 should probably read as 20 to 50 in each cluster.  These groves occur mostly at the base of the foothills where the foothills join the tilted mesa. Just east of mouth of ca_on where we have lunch is a broad wash ending abruptly 1/2 mile up
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