Photograph of a drawing by Edward Vischer of Hermit Valley, Sierra Nevada range, ca.1860-1865. Caption: "Life and scenery in the Sierra Nevada. 'Hermit-Valley.' Big Tree route from Murphy's to Genoa. Camels for livestock[?]. Murphy-Genoa Express. Holden's chimney [...] the snow gauge[?] in 1862. Immigrants for California. Camels in corral. Vista [...] Silver Mountain. Cherokee[?] encampment. Teamsters.", "Vischer." Log cabins, a covered wagon, other wagons and riders on horses are surrounded by a forest of tall pine trees.