John Muir



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""With a friend and his two little sons I have just returned from a week of bracing weathering around Lake Tahoe, in which we enjoyed glorious views of winter, fine rolling and sliding in the snow, swimming in the icy lake, and lusty reviving exercise on snow-shoes [skis] that kept our pulses dancing right merrily."" In a discussion of glacial lakes of the Sierra, Muir writes: ""Lake Tahoe is the king of them all, not only in size, but in the surpassing beauty of its shores and waters. It seems a kind of heaven to which the dead lakes of the lowlands had come with their best beauty spiritualized.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Apr. 3, 1878


p. 4, cols. 1-2

Tahoe in Winter. John Muir Gives Some Curious Facts About Sierra Snow Stored Up Snow Masses-Glacial Lakes-Snow Shoe Experiences-A Retired Hunter. (Correspondence of the Bulletin.)



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