Hydes Mill North Fork Kaweah Nov 2d 1877My dear Mother – My Kings River walk is done & in a couple of weeks or thereabouts Ill be back in S F at work for the winter I went up the South Fork Canon & down the Middle Fork according to my plan sent you. The trip has been a very trying one a storm three days without food & ten days of exhausting cliff work but I have been wholly successful nevertheless & though faint in making the last climb of 5000 feet out of the canon Im rested & well as ever already, & the results are truly glorious. A new Yosemite in one of the most remote & unaccessable fastnesses of the range with finer sculpture than I have ever before seen in all the Sierras some thirty first class calaracts from 2,000 to 4000 ft high – three new Sequoia forests & a fine fact about bears – with landscapes lakes meadows etc beyond telling about. Probably Ill have no more work of this kind to do in the range.
Sequoia woods on Kings River
 Oct 21
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