Arthur A. Lapsley
Palace HotelSan FranciscoFeb 23 1903Mr. John MuirDear Sir:From your writings of them I am filled with the desire of seeing these forests of California, of [illegible] them with our own in the East, and of fixing [deeper?] than the ordinary t[illegible] is able their [illegible]ing. Knowing no other sure way, I am asking, unpardonably I fear, your advice for a weeks trip in the Sequoia Park or wherever it would be possible. If I knew of some frontier camp where one could live, [at least?] warmly, and ride or walk through the woods each day. But it is so hard for an Easterner to have conditions here; to know whether the [sun?] is an u[illegible]utable obstacle or not, whether a trip at this season would be madness or wisdom. A few words from you, I feel, would set me right beyond a shadow of denial. Spured by the desire of not missing such an opportunity I have made this call03169
1903 Feb 23
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