S. C. Hain
Cook. Cal. 6/29. '04.
Mr. John Muir,
My Dear Sir:- Yours of recent date at hand expressing a desire to visit our scenery as soon as you caught up with your work.
I will greatly enjoy showing you our proposed park and looking after your comfort while here. Had you been at home to come when I wrote could have paid your expenses and will see if I cannot do it yet.
Through the efforts of Dr. Jordan and Prof. Dudley of Stanford in cooperation with congressman Needham the land has been withdrawn from entry and will be given a field examination sometime this summer by the Bureau of Forestry. I think you would enjoy a visit her as we think we have something very nice. The rock scenery covers about 6 sq. miles and is almost entirely of conglomerate. Some
of the perpendicular walls from four to eight hundred ft. One wall is 3/4 mile in length and in three terraces and is about 1500 ft. There are two water ways through this formation and boulders have fallen in each one for some distance forming caverns some of which are dark.
Vancouver mentions this as the most remarkable mountain he ever saw in his works in Vol. 6. P 95 & 96.
When you get ready to come let me know a few days ahead so I can arrange my work to accompany you.
Come to Tres Pinos. and take San Benito stage for Cook. When here I will try and interest you.
S. C. Hain.
P.S. Please let me know about when you think you can come.
1904 Jun 29
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.
Hain, S. C., "Letter from S. C. Hain to John Muir, 1904 Jun 29." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2808.
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