[Louie Strentzel Muir]
The only really hard side trip we have taken was the one to Goat Mt. which was tremendous in every sense of the word. Twenty-eight out of the 50 people who started from camp reached the top, 11 of whom were girls, Helen and I among the number, but it was Helen who covered herself with glory by reaching the top first and she did it without any effort. With those long slow looking strides of hers and was not at all tired after it. She has been the pet of the camp ever since and the number of trout, pieces of chocolate, cheese, jam and lemonade which is bestowed upon her daily is really alarming, but she is getting fat so I guess it's good for her......Do please write if only a word or two and let me know how you are and what's going on at home. Has my Polly Con report come yet? or any other college reports or news? Speaking about college, what do you think? Yesterday we had a meeting of college women here in camp. It was held on the top of a big granite boulder and there were 60 college women, including both alumni and undergraduates, and representing about twenty different colleges. Twenty-seven of us were frat girls. Isn't that a pretty good showing for a place like this, and isn't it a fine answer to the people who say that college girls are weak and good for nothing generally? for there wasn't one of us that could not walk comfortably walk twenty miles, or if necessary do anything that has to be done around a camp from cooking a camp meal to packing a mule.Miss Jordan, President Jordan's daughter, is one of the most delightful people I have met up here. (There are a lot of Berkeley people here and I have met several of my own class at college whom I had never happened to meet there.) Helen Swett is a fine camper and she and her guitar are very much appreciated around the campfire in the evening.It is getting late and I think I have told you about as much in the scrawly letter as I can without writing a whole book full, so I had better stop until I can talk it, for that's better than writing.Good night,Lovingly, Wanda05004
Camp Colby [SNP]
1902 Jul 5
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