John Muir


John Muir


[Annie] Wanda [Muri]


Monday, Aug. 5 ,1895.

Dear Wanda

I am just about to start afoot down the Tuolumne Canon. Yesterday I climbed Mt. Connoss with two young men who joined me at Yosemite [illegible] Valley and have been good bright manly company. It is about noon and here at the foot of the Big Tuolumne Meadows we part, they returning to Yosemite and I to go alone through the canon to Natch Hetchy and then to Crockers, and thence to Yosemite and home. I suppose I will be about two weeks in the canon. I feel pretty well today after climbing and riding and crackers. My companions will lead back my horse, and I will be far in the wilderness again in the old way, without blankets, but I think I can stand it about as well as ever.
The flowers are lovely on the glacier meadows and on the high mountains and you will never know how glad I am to be with them again. I am sitting on a rock by the river and a cascade is chanting gloriously and all the old enthusiasm has come again.
I will have a hard grand trip and will be cold a little at night, but will not suffer, for I know well how to use a camp fire. I wrote to Helen before leaving Yosemite and will write your mother when I return. Love to all. How gloriously the river is singing. Ever affectionately your father,

John Muir.

[Written on a page from his note book]0 3-0/1


[Yosemite, Calif]


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 10 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 1107

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