Thomas Moran's Diary - Page 1
You will notice Moran's diary begins in the middle of a sentence on what is thought to be the second page. It is suspected that a first page exists, because it was included in an earlier transcription; however, its current location remains a mystery.
... of the route lay through a magnificent forest of pines & firs all growing straight as a ships
timbered with pine & fir, which appear to be the only trees that grow upon the Mountains in the west. After descending to the shore of the lake, some of the party fished in it & caught a few of the finest trout that I have yet seen. After a rest of about 3 hours all the party started back for camp excepting Jackson Dixon & Myself, we having Concluded to remain over until the next day for the purpose of photographing & sketching in the Vacinity. Made a large fire & cooked our supper of Black tailed deer meat. which I enjoyed hugely after riding &