[letterhead]Montana Sep 10 1898My dear HelenI am now in the Rocky Mountains, going through a forest of beautiful larches on the bank of a branch of the Kootenai River. Mixed with the larch there are a good many Yellow Pines & [tree?] leaved & Mosentine pines & Rocky Mountain Spruce & birch & small maples. It is a calm sunny day & rather warm but I am enjoying the trip very much. It's hopeless to try to tell you about it with horrid pen & the swaying jolting jumbling car I had a fine view of Mt Shasta & the Rogue River Valley from peaches at Ashland. & fine company who of course kept me talking but my throat stood the strain pretty well. At Portland I saw & had a long interesting talk with Lieut Wood about his visit to Glacier Bay two years before mineThe views up the Columbia were very fine the maples read & yellow02470
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