John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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2but my picturesque D[rawing?] duties call & I must obey. We will sleep aboard the steamer tonight & be in Vancouver the terminus of the Canadian R.R. tomorrow morning I have after learning what I can of the forests scenery etc of Vurrand Inlet. Will cross over to the Fraser River for a day or two & may go a few hundred miles up the Canadian railroad among the best scenery. Thence returning to Victoria go to Seattle & thence back to Tacoma to get into the woods & among the Glaciers of Mt. Ranier. May then go up the Columbia. & thence home stopping a week on the way to visit the famous Crater Lake. How long all this will take will depend on how well we endure the fatigue & how well our money lasts.#917200207[letterhead]Keith is much better but still far from well & I fear the hardships of camping & tramping will be more than he can bear Only by going alone in silence without baggage can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness all other travel is more dust & hotels & baggage & chatter. Tacoma is finely situated & commands a most [illegible ] view of the great mountain & the sail to Victoria is smooth & pleasant. Were it not for the long journey from S.F. you should all come up & enjoy it but 800 miles of dust or ocean waves are hard to bear.


Victoria, B. C.

Date Original

1888 Jul 23


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 1076

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