Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr
July 29. 1870& we are pretty well acquainted now. She told me the other day that she was going to write a Yosemite novel!!! & that Squirrel & I were going into it I was glad to find that she knew you I have not seen Prof Le Conte Perhaps he is stopping at one of the other hotels. Has Mrs Rapley or Mr Colby told you about our camping in the spruce woods on the south rim of the valley and of our walk at daybreak to the top of the Sentinel dome to see the sun rise out of the crown peaks of beyond. About a week ago at daybreak I started up the mountain near glacier point to see Pohono in its upper woods & to study the kind of life it lived up there. I had a glorious day & reached my cabin at day light by walking all night, & Oh what a night among those moonshadows. it was 1 oclock A.M. when I reached the top of the cathedral rocks, a most glorious 24 hours of life amid nameless peaks & meadows, & the upper cateracts of Pohono Mr Hutchings told me next morning that I had done two or three days climbing in one & that I was#44
 Jul 29
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