to Hampton afoot. Here I built a little unpretentious successor to snag out of some gnarled [illegible] twisted fencing, launched it in the Merced opposite the village, & rowed down into the San Joaquin; thence down the San Joaquin past Stockton & through the tule region into the bay near Martinez. Here I aboad[illegible] my boat & set off cross lots, for Mt. Dia[illegible] Spent a night on the summit, & walked the next day into Oakland & here my fine summers’ wanderings came to an end. And now I find that this mere skeleton fingerboard indication of my excursion has filled at least the space of a long letter, while I have told you nothing of my gains. If you were nearer I would take a day or two & come & report, & talk i[illegible]terately in & out of season until you would be glad to have me once more in the canons & silence, but Chico is far, & I can only finish with a catalogue of my new riches, setting them down one after the other like words in a spelling book – 1st - Four or five Square miles Sequoia ——————————————————— 2 - The ages of 26 specimen Sequoia. of the Central plain of Cala. 3 - A fine fact about bears. 8 – A picturesque cluster of facts concerning the 4 - A sure measurement of the river birds & animals. deepest of all the ancient glaciers 9 – A glorious series of new landscapes – with yet traced in the Sierra. mountain furniture & furniture of the most 5 - Two waterfalls of the first order & ravishing grandeur & beauty. Cascades innumerable. 6 - [underlined: A new Yosemite Valley]!!! 7 - Grand facts concerning the formation
1419 Taylor St. San Francisco, [Calif]
1877 Dec 3
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Reel 03, Image 0637
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