Emily [O. Pelton]
I think, surely I wrote to you about my summer among the high summits. I had long lived in flowery summer & I longed to see the snow & ice – the divine jewelry of winter once more, & the thin a[illegible] of cold sky, & I longed too to hear the deep harmonies of the storm wind, & the torrents & I knew that I should find all of these pleasures in their grandeau moods & [illegible]ous in this far – famed Yosemite. I have been here since November & will remain all winter – perhaps longer for I can hardly tear my- self away – I celebrated New Years by thinking of my friends & climbing a mile upwards into heavens blue to the [illegible] of Loolockah[illegible]. The valley with its rocks and
1870 Jan 29
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