[James Davie] Butler
2country. How gladly I would cross the mountains to join you all for a summer if I could get away. But much of my old freedom is now lost though I run away right or wrong at times. Last summer I spent a few summer months in Washington Terr studying the grand forests of Puget Sound & then climbed to the summit of Mt Rainier about 15000 feet high over many miles of wildly shattered & crevassed glaciers. Some twenty glaciers flow down the flanks of this grand icy cone most of them reaching the forests ere they melt & give place to roaring turbid torrents. This summer I made yet another visit to my old Yosemite home & out over the mountains at the head of the Tuolumne River. I was accompanied by one of the editors of the Century & had a
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