"The uppermost and largest of these lakes lies in a gorge in the mountains, and is crossed by the boundary line. The scenery here is grand and picturesque, and I took care to make a sketch from the narrows between the upper or southernmost and second lake."

Blakiston made a series sketches of his journey, none of which have survived. I was told his wife threw out his papers when he died.

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