Wanda Muir


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


[Louie S. Muir]


Sierra Club Camp

Friday evening 27

Dear Mama

As I am sending this letter out by the last party of the Club people I suppose [illegible] will be the the last one I can write you from up h[illegible] we have not yet heard from you but I suppose we [illegible] find several letters when we get to the Valley. We are all [illegible] a perfectly beautiful time and are well and strong an[illegible] always hungry, I have just finished a delishiou[illegible] of codfish, onions and camp bread. We are going to h[illegible] trout tonight. This morning we had a nice [illegible] trip up Lamberts Dome, supposed to be rathe[illegible] hard climb but it seemed tame after th[illegible] glorious Tuolumne Canyon, I cant possibly t[illegible] in writing about that trip but I'll try and tell [illegible] some of the things I saw when I get home, I h[illegible] the grandest time I ever had and for o[illegible] all the walking I wanted and since I got back [illegible] been treated more as if I had taken a trip to t[illegible] than as we would expect to be who had simply ta[illegible] a walk down a canyon. Mrs Price is the only other who has been down there, she went even farthe[illegible] but took it much more slowly, the day befor[illegible] we made the hard trip a lot of us went to the h[illegible] of the canyon about seven miles from here, [illegible] intended camping there that night and going with [illegible] in the morning but when they saw what the c[illegible] looked like and the scarcity of blankets and "g[illegible] all but four men and Papa and I backed out a[illegible] went home, three of the ones who stayed left us [illegible] went as far as they could that night, then [illegible]



most of the way down the canyon the next day and then struck the Cathedral Trail and got back to camp a day later than we did; a long, lank Kentuckian named Burkes, Papa and I stayed at the first camp that night and started down the Canyon very early the next morning, tramped slid, or crawled as the case might be, all day over awful rocks and through fearful brush, saw the most wonderfully glorious views, had a grand storm in the afternoon got back to our nights camp where the horses were at seven, and back here to the meadows about nine that same night, three tired but very happy mortals. All the people in camp at once tried to find things for us to eat, and built a big fire for us to get dry by, after I had supper I felt as well as ever and after having slept the sleep of the just that night would have been glad to do it again the next day, Papa and Mr Burkes were alright too although they stayed in camp and slept most of that day but the three others who went in did not know the way so well and were awfully tired and scratched up by the rocks and brush. Helen has gone on all the other trips and enjoys every minute she is here, we are going up on Unicorn Mountain tomorrow and she will tell you about that. There are a great many pretty little squrells and chipmunks all around camp, which are so gentle and full of curiosity that they will almost let you touch them, if you whistle to them they will listen with the greatest interest and enjoyment for half an hour or more at a time, their special



Sierra Club Camp [Tuolumne ]

Circa Date

[1901 Jul] 27


Original letter dimensions: 29.5 x 18.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0781

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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