John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[2]opening in the forest park-like & flowery & with the noble Tacoma looming to an immense height in the sunshine. The weather for weeks has been wet & gloomy but yesterday was clear & perfectly divine in every way. & we had but little to do all day besides gazing at the glorious mountain watching teh shifting lights on the huge snow dome & the long rugged cascading glaciers all seemed clear as a map & even the crevaces of the glaciers were visible though distant 50 miles We are looking on the west side from here & the crags & glaciers though glorious in color & mass & architecture seem frightfully savage & forbidding. The ascent from[3]this side seems hopeless but accessible ways occur on the opposite side. Most of the party intend making the ascent should the weather permit. Mr. Ingraham a relative of the Carrs in Seattle friends of Emily Pelton is leader of the party & is a good one. The others are lawyers etc. Young Stout & jolly, good cooks foragers & thieves when orchards may be found. The cooking is really good & everything of course seems roseyI am glad to hear that Anna has at length set off over her travels homeward & that before going she saw Monterey & feels gay in consequence I hope the baby will not


Yelm Prarie, [Washington Territory]

Date Original

1888 Aug 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 1124

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Page 2


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