John Muir



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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

Muir and his friends William Keith, J. B. McChesney, and John Swett were detained by a late snowstorm in their excursion to Tuolumne Meadows; however, the next morning was bright with sunshine and high spirits. Muir rhapsodizes: ""Going to the mountains is going home, and gladly we climbed higher through freshened piney woods .... All the mountain voices-birds, winds, leaping and plashing brooks-were turned to downright gladness. Even our melancholy pack mule seemed to catch a trace of the general joy as he trudged along the winding trail .... "" Muir ends his essay saying, ""Amid these glorious Alps, San Francisco, with its cares and money, became yet more perfectly invisible.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin


p. 1, cols. 2-3

Summering in the Sierra. John Muir Discourses of Sierra Forests, Etc.-The Glorious Solitudes of Nature-Pine Nuts as Food-Tuolumne Meadows-Mono Pass-A Lovely Lake. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Mono Lake, July, 1875.



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