John Muir


Henry Randall


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8Billy Bowen is living at Garrote not doing much of anything That was a pretty hard tramp into the Valley in the fall laden like pack animals, & your pack was heaviest. And that walk, or scramble rather, down the river from the Valley to the plains was pretty rough most of the long way. I must write an account of it some time. I guess we were the only ones who ever made the trip. Well I remember that good Sabbath days journey up the Glacier Point side canon, along the rim of the Valley to the head of the Bridal Veil thence down into the Valley by the south side of the Cathedral Rocks & up to our cabin in the starlight - arriving at 3 o'clock in the morning. That night for the first & last time in my life I saw the shadows from the trees & stones that Venus cast, they were perfectly distinct. Perhaps you remember my calling attention to the wonderful00215


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1901 Dec 20


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 1027

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Page 8


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