Helen Fitzgerald Sanders


John Muir


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[3]back year after year.Last summer I went with a pack outfit to the Great St Mary's lakes and the Blackfoot glacier, thence over Gunsight Pass to Lake McDonald. It was a wonderful experience. Nowhere have I found the mountains so sublime and grandest of all the peaks was Going-to-the-Sun.This summer I hope to explore the Swift Current and Belly Run countries where there are beautiful hanging glaciers and a lake filled with ice [bergs?] during the warm season.If you would care to have them I shall send you some pictures of the St Mary's country which I took on my last trip.I was much interested in the information you gave me concerning the exquisite little [turie?]-flower. It is truly a [illegible] presence in the woods between McDonald and Avalanche.Before concluding I wish to tell you


Butte, Mont.

Date Original

1911 Feb 7


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0099

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