John Muir



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""When the north wind blows bathing in Salt Lake is a glorious baptism, for then it is all wildly awake with waves, blooming like a prairie in snowy crystal foam. Plunging confidently into the midst of the grand uproar you are hugged and welcomed, and swim without effort, rocking and whirling up and down, round and round in delightful rhythm, while the winds sing in chorus and the cool fragrant brine searches every fibre of your body, and at the end of your excursion you are tossed ashore with a glad Godspeed; braced and salted and clean as a saint.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, June 14, 1877


p. 1, col. 1

Notes from Utah. John Muir the Naturalist, on Bathing in Salt Lake-A Glorious Swim-Erroneous Impressions Corrected. (Special Correspondent of the Bulletin.) Lake Point, Utah, May 20, 1877.



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