[John Muir and Louie Muir]
Camp at Horse Corral
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]
Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 20 cm.
Muir, Wanda, "Letter from Wanda [Muir] to [John Muir and Louie Muir], [1903 May]." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2649.
Reel 13, Image 0604
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