Joseph Le Conte
00611I find evidences of this also in Lake Valley at the South end of the lake - in the form of sand hills apparently deposited in the lake. Let me hear from you as to the result of your further exami nation of Mt. Lyell Remember me very kindly to Mrs Hutchings. through you I wish to thank her again for her many kindnesses. Mr Clark I also remem- ber with much pleasure. Sincerely your friend, Joseph LeConte P.S. Prof Agassiz is here. I have seem him and will see him again many times. He is very anxious to visit the interior, par- ticularly since I have told him what a glor ious glacial field it is - but he is not strong enough. He will remain here 2 weeks or more. So if you wish to see him you must come soon. Oakland Cal. Sept. 7. /72My Dear Sir I reached Oakland on the 3rd since that time I have been so sluggish I could do little else than eat & sleep. I am much in the same condition still but I must redeem my promise to write you of my observations about L. Tahoe. We crossed the Sierras by passing westward through Carson Canon into Hope valley. thence over a low ridge which is little else than a pile of debris, into Lake valley (a valley continuation of Lake Tahoe South ward): thence over Johnson's pass into the canyon of the South fork of the American river This canyon carried us entirely out of the Sierras nearly to Placerville. About 15 miles South of L. Tahoe are a cluster of snowy sum- mits (dont know the name) from which issued a grt glacier which flowed northward filled Hope valley
1872 Sep 7
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