[Annie] Wanda Muir Hanna
Sequoia, Cal. July 9 1906
From Tuolumne where I wrote to Helen from last, we went to Headquarters Camp on Cherry River and from there to Lake Eleanor and now we are at Crockers on our way to Yosemite.
We are having a glorious trip, just going where we want to, when we want to with out any definite plans, and camping wherever we happen to be. I had the best time of all at Lake Eleanor. I'll be so glad when you and Helen can get up here in the pines again. It doesn't seem possible that your desert is better for any one than this pine fragrant air. I wish you could come up here this fall or to the Lake. There, there is a nice clean cottage that Helen could stay in if it rained, and as many trout as any one can eat, and fine piney air, and the beautiful clear lake with the snow
capped mountains beyond.
From Yosemite we will probably go up to Tuolumne Meadows for a few days, then back to the Lake and then down to the Lowlands for the building of chimneys. When do you intend to come back to the Valley? I suppose I'll know when I get to Yosemite and read the letters from you that I hope are waiting for me there. I haven't heard any thing from you since I was married. It still seems a little queer to be spoken to as Mrs Hanna, especially when I am told as, I was once, that "Miss Muir was to be married" and am asked if I "ever met Miss Muir."
We have two fine horses to ride and dandy little black mule to pack, but we have also done a good deal of walking besides. The flowers every where are in full bloom and its good to see them again, but the sugar pines are the best of all.
Mrs Crocker has just had a letter from Mr Lukens, saying that he was soon to be married to a school teacher in Pasadena. Isnt that the most
surprising thing ever?
I'm so anxious to hear how things are going in Adamana and especially how you and Helen are standing that hotness there. Hows the grub? Wish I could send you some trout.
Our next address will be Tuolumne You better put "hold till called for" on the envelope and write often
Did you see the article in the National Magazine about the Petrified Forest, The Bad Lands (which the man hadn't seen) and the Muir family. I found the magazine in the Lake Eleanor blacksmith shop and read about driving out to the forest. There is a picture of me there with Helen's name under it.
Please remember me to all my Adamana friends.
Lovingly, your very happy daughter.
Wanda Muir Hanna
1906 Jul 9
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Hanna, Annie Wanda Muir, "Letter from [Annie] Wanda Muir Hanna to [John Muir], 1906 Jul 9." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3553.
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