Louis [S. Muir]
Sierra ClubTuolumne CampJuly 20./01Dear Louie -I wish you were here. The air is so perfectly delicious Warm during the day in the open, cool in the shade, & just a trace of frost at night. It would surely do you good - make you feel young again But Ye Gods what a jolting we got getting here in our six mule & horse chariot from Crockers to this mountain paradise!!! Only the girls endured it unscathed laughed at it giggled at it & enjoyed it Wanda & Helen take to this life in the rocks & woods like ducks to water as if born to it. No one could guess that this was their first mountaineering my miserable cold has gone with the frost & wind & I am well again Every breath is pure pleasure. Keith too is much better. The Club outing is a grand success. God's ozone sparkles in every eye, I never before saw so big & merry a camp circle, a huge fire blazing in the centre. I had of course to make a little speech though I had eaten two huge trouts which seemed to fill me as if I had devoured something equal to both Jonah & Whale - I suppose I'll have to descend in three weeks so as to be in time for Wanda's entrance02877
Sierra Club, Tuolumne Camp
1901 Jul 20
Original letter dimensions: 29.5 x 20 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0775