C[harles] W[alter] Carruth
I had the joy this summer of being with the Sierra Club in your loud Tuolumne Meadows. Among the experiences was a knapsack trip in a party of five [from?] Lake Merced by Triple Peak fork and [Forester] Creek and Pass into the north fork of the San Joaquin, whence we ascended Mt. Roger's (Kellogg); thence into the [illegible]no basin, camping on Rush Creek, and thence by the Donahue pass into the upper end of the Tuolumne Meadows, whence we ascended Mt. Lyell, and then down the meadows to the club's camp opposite Lambert's Dome. Another trip was a two-day knapsack to Mts. Dana and Gibby with the wonderful outlook over Mono Lake and craters and the ranges beyond. At a camp in the [cirque?] between the peaks we experienced a most gorgeous sunset and stood for an hour wishing for the hundred eyes of Argus, that none of the wonderful changes in the sky on every side might escape us. The last knapsack was Conness Creek down through the Canon [diacritic] to Hetch-Hetchy - a wonderful trip, and so full of a succession of Nature's [illegible] that I fear that I became like a saturated sponge and missed much because my power of absorption had reached its limit. All of this region was more or less familiar to me from your books, and I enjoyed it not the less from that fact.I am glad to say that I am as well able to enjoy a hard day's jaunt in the mountains as I was ten or even twenty years ago.Some time I should enjoy a brief visit with you,- but I know you are very busy, and your time is too valuable to waste in such frivalities.With the best wishes for yourself and the family, I am,Very sincerely yours,C W Carruth
1914 Oct 20
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