John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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Minoral King. July 24,1908Darling HelenWe are on our way home. Camped here last night, this eve will camp at Redwood Meadows, & tomorrow expect to be in the Giant Forest. Next day will be spent in the glorious groves & then down to the lowlands & home.I was not acquainted with the poor woman who fell from the dangerous cliffs of the Great Arroyo near our main camp at Funstan Camp. She was a teacher in the Berkeley High School, & fell in attempting an all but impossible short way to camp.But for this accident all the trip has boon a grand success in every way. Never to me have these noble mountains seemed more divinely noble inviting & peaceful, so full of life and beauty, joyful, exhilarating,exuberantly flowery & songful. Everybody glad. they ventured to join the big wild outing. I'm so glad you are happy in the grand old mountain-rimmed life-giving desert. Almost everyone of the party have made kind inquirys about your health & seemed truly glad you are so surely on the way to a long happy life.I got your fine postal card of the desert & a letter the day before yesterday & another last eve dated the 18th. G1ad. the fire did you no ill.Kind regards to all your Daggett friends.Lovingly, devotedlyJohn MuirHe had a hard shivery frost lest night. o to think of it.


Mineral King

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1908 Jul 24


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