John Muir


[John Muir]


[Victor H. Henderson]


Martinez Apr 3, 1903

Dear Sir:

I prefer No. 5 of the Yosemite trip itineraries. I would suggest a slight change in it for May 17th going up the trail only as far as the foot of the Upper Yosemite Fall, a thousand feet above the Valley floor, instead of to the head of it. And for May 18th perhaps it would be better for most of the party to leave out the Signal Peak trip, since the time is so short & the rides so long. Too much will be crowded into the four days anyhow. Rapid restless motion will make


Mr Victor Henderson

Berkeley Cal.

everybody tired; men & horses scenery & wheels will be whirling & dancing like bowl[illegible]ers in pot-holes, & the impressions made by the grand landscapes are sure to be hazy however profound. Nature cannot be forced to tell her story in a hurry.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1903 Apr 3


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0386

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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