[Jeanne C.] Carr
00446has throbed & tingled with the same mysterious powers when you were here - Farewell I am glad to know that you have been allowed to bathe your existence in Gods glorious Sierra Nevadas & sorry that I could not meet you John Muir A few miles north of Yo-Semite July 13th We are camped this afternoon upon the bank of the stream that falls into the Valley opposite Hutchings hotel (Yo Semite falls) we are perhaps three miles from the Valley. This Yo - Sem' stream is flowing rapidly here in a small flowery meadow, not [wandering?] like a meadow stream but going straight on with ripples & rapids It derives it waters from a basin corresponding in every respect with its own sublimity & loveliness July 17th We are now camped in a splendid grove of spruce only one mile from the Yo Sem' wall The stream that goes spraying past us in the rocks reaches the Valley by that Canon between the Yo Sem' falls & the north dome. I left my companion in charge of the sheep for the last three days & have had a most heavenly piece of life among the domes & falls & rocks of the north side & upper end of valley Yesterday I found the stream that flows through crystal lakes past the South dome & followed it three miles among cascades & rapids to the dome. Were you at the top or bottom of the[in margin: upper Yo Sem' falls. Were you at the top of Nevada falls. Were you in that Adiantum cave by the Vernal falls. Have you had any view from the rim of the valley [excepting?] from the Mariposa trail How long were you in Sequoia grove
Five Miles west of Yosemite
 Jul 11
Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 19.5 cm.
Reel 02, Image 0107
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