John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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Hopeton May 20th 69Dear friend Mrs. Carr, I forgot to state in my last concerning the Yosemite that I did not receive yours untill many days after its arrival, as I was shearing sheep a considerable distance from here in the foothills, & the post master not knowing where I was could not forward it, but I will remain here untill the 1st of June or possibly a few days later, & will receive any letters arriving for me at once either in Snelling or Hopeton. The grove of sequoias is only six miles from the Yosemite trail, about midway between Mariposa & the valley. The trail leading to the grove leaves the Yosen' trail at Ms Clarks, where you can obtain all necessary directions etc. It is not many years since this grove was dis- covered. The Sequoias so often described & so well known throughout the world belong to the Calaveras grove, the Mariposa grove has a much larger number of trees than the Calaveras, & it is in all the majesty & grandeur of nature undisturbed You will likely make the jour- ney from Mariposa to the valley in two days. No member of your company need be afraid of this mountain ride as you will be provided with some footed horses accustomed to the journey & an experienced guide416


Hopeton [Calif.]

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[18]69 May 20


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 19.5 cm.

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