[Charles Sprague] Sargent
4fertile branches over the glaciers where even the sturdy P. Sitchensis could not grow farther down the Inlet 12 miles or so where the conditions of soil & climate were not so severe, P. Sitchensis formed about 1/2 the forest. This is in [illegible] about 62.! I'll send you photos as soon as I can.There are broad extensive forests of S. Spruce western hemlock etc about Cook Inlet with a birch wood for canoe making about 30 ft high 18 inches dia. I am promised the flowers of it.One of the finest of the flower effects I saw was made by the dwarf [Kamachalka?] rhododendron on the Shumagin Isles - one glorious mass of purple. The flrs 1 inch long 1 1/2 wide. The bushes, prostrate in dense exclusive mats. Expect to hear many hasty generalizations from Fernow He jumps at conclusions with the boldness of short sight, I wish I could be with you as you plan but I must fet some of this writing off my hand. Thanks for your kind invitation. You come here & well go to the Sequoias & perhaps get a Redwood park organized. Remember me to your familyEver Yours Cordially.John Muir
Martinez [Calif .]
1880 Mar 16
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