[Jeanne C.] Carr
Mt Tyndall & adjacent mtns & Canons. I ascended Tyndall & ran down into the Kern R Canon & climbed some name- less mtns between Tyndall & Whitney & thus gained a pretty good general idea of the region After crossing the range by the Kearsage pass I again left the Doc’ & Bill, & pushed southward along the range & W’ward & up Cottonwood Crk to Mt Whitney then over to the Kern Canons again & up to the new “[underlined: highest”] peak wh I did not ascend as their was no one to attend to my horse; Thus you see I have rambled this highest portion of the Sierra pretty thouroughly though hastily I spent a night without fire or food in a very icy wind storm on one of the spires of the new highest peak by some called Fishermans Peak That I am already quite recovered from the tremendous exposure proves that I cannot be killed in any such manner on the day previous I climbed two mtns – making over 10,000 ft of altitude. I saw no mtns in all this grand region that appeared at all inaccessible to a mountaineer, give me a summer & a bunch of matches & a sack of meal & I will climb every mtn in the region I have passed through Lone Pine & noted the Yosemite & local subsidences accom- plished by the earthquakes The bunchy bushy composital of Owens Valley is intensely
1873 Oct 16
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
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