John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[2]& I have not been weary since Stone was to have accompanied me but has failed of course. The last storm was severe & all the mountaineers shake their heads, & say im- possible etc but you know that I will meet all its icy snows lovingly I set out out in a few minutes for the edge of the timberline then upwards if unstormy in the early morning. If the snow proves to be nealy & loose it is barely possible that I may be unable to urge my way through so many upward miles as there is no intermediate company ground. Yet I am feverless & strong now & can [3]spend two days with their inter= =mediate night in one deliberate unstrained effort — I am the more eager to ascend to study the mechanical con= =ditions of the fresh snow at so great an elevation. Also to obtain clear views of the comparative quantities of lava denndation north= ward & southward. Also general views of the [deleted: Ancient] Channels of the ancient Shasta glacirs etc Many other lesser problems besides. The fountains of the rivers here. & the living gls I would like to remain a week or two. & may have to return next year in summer I wrote a short letter a few days ago wh’ was printed in the


Sissons Station, [Calif]

Date Original

1874 Nov 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0213

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Page 2


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