Louie [Strentzel Muir]
[letterhead]Sep. 25. 1896Dear LouieFrom Los Angeles we came here the day before yesterday arriving at 7.30, P.M. engaged a stout spring wagon with four horses & started next morning up the San Bernardino Mountains to Squirel Inn on the summit of the range a distance of 24 miles Here we found a firm forest of sugar pines silver fir Labocedrous etc_ fine for this hot region Col. Wood took good care of us & showed us telling views of the reservation etc. Yesterday we drove along the dividing ridge between the Orange valleys & the Mojave desert from which we had glorious views that I wish you could have seen. then descended by another wild mountain grade & got back here last evening after dark. Today about noon we start02155[letterhead]for San Jacinto Mountains where we expect to spend two or three days, then we go direct to Flagstaff Arizona & thence to San Francisco Mountains & the Grand Canon. Be sure to write me at Flagstaff as soon as you receive this as we will be thereabouts for a week probably Thence I start home stopping a day or so at Los Angeles & Pasadena.We met Lummis at Los Angelet & had a good talk with him on Forest matters & also with others introduced by him. Lukens is expected home on the 1st of OctoberLove to allEver You affectionatehusband John Muir02155
San Bernardino, Calif
Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 15.5 cm.
Reel 09, Image 0416
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