Wanda Muir


Wanda [Muir]


[John Muir and Louie Muir]



Camp at Horse Corral

Thursday evening

Dear Papa & Mama

This is the end of the second & hardest day and me & everyone else is feeling fine & not the least bit tired. Every one has had to go with the three days party because the grass at both [Burton's?] & [illegible] Meadows was too short for even a few horses & besides as all the gentle horses &mules are being riden & there is only one good leader, the others are all wild, part of them were "broken" for the occasion the day before we started & have caused no end of trouble but every thing has gone just beautifully & such a delightfully good natured crowd I never saw before. I haven't seen any one cross or heard a single complaint. Helen & I have enjoyed


every minute since we left home & never felt better in our lives so you needn't worry any about us. I m writing by the camp fire & cant see much & there is an awful commotion so I guess Ill have to stop. The weather has been fine & cool all the time. Everything is so beautiful & it seems so good to be in the mountains again. All the people want to see papa.

Lovingly your happy daughter



Camp at Horse Corral [Yosemite National Park]

Circa Date

[1903 May]


Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0604

Collection Identifier

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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