[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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3Heres another kind, starting for Mt Rainier "The guide was well mounted Keith had bones to ride & so had small queer Joe the camp boy & I. The rest of the party traveled afoot. The distance to the mountain from Yelm in a straight line is about 50 miles. But by the mule - & - Yellow Jacket - trail that we had to follow it is 100 miles. For notwithstanding a part of the trail runs in the air where the wasps work hardest it is far from being an air-line as commonly understood." At the Soda Springs near Rainier "Springs here & there bubble up from the margin of a level marsh both hot & cold & likely to tell in some way on all kinds of ailments. At least so we were assured by our kind buxom hostess who advised01366


S[an] F[rancisco]

Date Original

1889 Jul 14


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0183

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