John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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[2]the best in scenery & safety of five wh enter the valley It leads from Glacier Point down the face of the Mountain by an easy grade to a point back of Leidigs hotel, & has over half a dozen Inspiration Points. I hear that Mr Paregory intends building a hotel at glacier Point if he does you should halt there for the night after leaving Clarks. If not then stop at the present "par- egorys" five or six miles south of the valley at the Westfall Meadows (Built since your visit?). You might easily ride from Clarks to the valley in a day but a day among the Silver Firs, & another about the glories of the valley rim & settings is a "sma request" The snow is deep this year & the regular Mariposa trail leading [3]to Glacier Point etc will not be open before June. The Mariposa travel of May & perhaps a week or so of June will enter the valley from Clarks by a sort of sneaking trail along the river canon below the snow but you must not come that way. You may also enter the valley via Little Yosemite & Nevada & Vernal Falls, by a trail constructed last season. Also by Indin Canon on the North side the valley by a trail now nearly completed This last is a noble entrance but perhaps not equal to the first. Whatever way you come we will travel all these up or down, & bear in mind that you must go among the summits in July or August. Bring


New Sentinel Hotel Yo Semite Valley

Date Original

1872 Apr 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0783

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