John Muir


[John] Strentzel


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[3]The fir I send you is remarkably like the Sierra [underlined: Grandis], but much smaller, seldom attaining a greater height than fifty feet. In going East from the Sierra it was first met on the Hot Creek Range & afterwards on all the higher rangers thus far. It also occurs on the Wasatch & Oquirrh mountains. Of the two pines, that with the larger cones is called “Ulule Pine” by the Lettlers. It was first met on Carys Peak west of Walker Lake & afterwards on all the mountains thus far that reached an elevation of 10,000 feet or more. This I have no doubt is the species so rare on the Sierra & which I found on the Eastern slope opposite the head of O[illegible] Valley. Two years ago I saw it on the Wasatch above Salt Lake. I mean to send specimens to Gray & Hooker as they doubtless observed it on the Rocky Mountains. The other species is the [underlined: Aristata] of the Southern portion of the Sierra above the Kern & Kings rivers. Is but little known though exceedingly interesting. First met on the Hot Creek Range & more abundantly


Ward, Nevada

Date Original

1878 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 31 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0926

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