John Muir



Download Full Text (1.1 MB)

Kimes Entry Number


Original Date


William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

""As soon as the winter snow melts, an ungovernable avalanche of tourists comes pouring pell mell into Yosemite, flooding the hotels, and chafing and grinding against one another like rough-angled bowlders in a pothole."" Muir argues that the valley and its falls are beautiful at any time of the year, emphasizing ""that every waterfall has an individual character, and that each possesses a series of beauties changing with the seasons .... ""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin


p. 4, col. 1

Summering in the Sierra. John Muir, the Naturalist, Tells us Something about Yosemite Valley-How it Impresses the Visitor at Different Seasons. Falls, Streams and Foliage-Some Royal Views-A Touch of Winter. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.)...



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.