John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[letterhead][3]the notes I wanted, took my time, & in spite of all disadvantages greatly enjoyed the glorious river in its glorious home.When at length I reached Hetch Hetchy I had only two handfuls of little square crackers & tea. I bathed & washed my underclothes stayed a day sketching noting etc for the next description I have to write & then instead of waiting for horses I having no food had to set out for Crockers 20 miles on foot. This seemed only a comfortable saunter weak though I was after the canon work. But now came a change.After I had climbed out of H. H. two or three miles on my way to Crockers I met a big good-natured dog on the trail, then a big good-natured man on horseback. Then another man came in sight around a bend in the trail & two laden pack animals etc. The gentleman on the lead asked my name, then told me he had come02013


Sequoia, Calif

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Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

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