John Muir


[James] Murdock


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more marvellously impressive than its vast size, altogether unrivaled on the face of the globe. So you must just come back & make this trip & the one to Alaska, thus enriching your life & lengthening it. I went to see the Canon two months ago when it had on its winter garb, & the glory of it was unspeakable. I have since been trying to write about it, but it makes all my best words seem silly. It was the Half Dome of Yosemite that Anderson the brave Scotchman climbed by drilling into the rock & inserting eye bolts to rest his feet on. The North Dome is easily accessible from the north side, one has no difficulty in riding a mule to the top of it. Be sure you come again to this side the sea. Your first trip was only a good reconnaissance - I'll be delighted to see you. Sincerely Yours John Muir02968


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1902 Mar 22


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0293

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