John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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Yosemite Aug 20th [1870] Dear friend Mrs Carr, I have just returned from a ten days ramble with Prof Le Conte & his students in the beyond & Oh we have had a most glorious season of terrestrial grace I do wish I could ramble ten days of equal size in very heaven that I could compare its scenery with that of Bloody Canon & the Tuolumne Meadows & Lake T[illegible] & that Dana Our first camp after leaving the valley was at Eagle Point overlooking the valley on the north side from which a much better general view of the valley & the high crest of the Sierra beyond is obtained than from Inspiration Point There we watched the long shadows of sunset upon the living map at our feet & in the later darkness half silvered by the moon went far out of human cares & human civilization, Our next camp was at Lake T[illegible] one of the countless multitudes of starry gems that make this topmost mountain land to sparkle like a sky, After moonrise Le Conte & I walked to the lakeshore & climbed upon a big sofa shaped rock that stood [illegible]let like a little way out in the shallow water & here we found another bounteous throne of00519



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1870 Aug 20


Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

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