[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[2]Valley & all across among the fountains of Kings River. I got back to Camp last evening This morning after breakfast Clark said that he ought to be at home attending to business & could not feel justified in being away & therefore had made up his mind to leave us - going home by way of the Valley of the main Joaquin. We will push over to the Kings River region & attempt to go down between the middle & North Forks, thence into the Canon of the South Fork & over the range to Owens Valley & South to Mt Whitney if the weather holds steady, then for Tahoe etc As we are groping through unexplored regions our plans may be considerably modified. I feel a little anxious about the lateness of the season. We may be at Tahoe in three or four weeks. We had a rough time crossing the Mid Fork of the Joaq’. Browny rolled down over the rocks not side wise but end over end. One of the mules rolled boulder like in a yet more irregular fashion. Billy went forth to sketch while I was among the glaciers & got lost, was 36 hours without foodI have named a grand [underlined: wide winged] mountain – on the head of the Joaquin Mt Emerson Its head is high above its fellows, & wings are white with ice & snow This is a dear bonnie morning, the sun rays00672


…San Joaquin, near divide of San Joaq and Kings River

Date Original

[1873] Sep 27


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 39 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 1193

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