John Muir


John Muir


[Charles F.] Lummis


Martinez, Apr 28, 1902

My dear Lummis

I have to go to Kings River Yosemite next June to help the Sierra Club outing, Thence to the Upper Kern Can't go with the Canon party, but hope you can, as guide missionary eye-opener & friend. I was at Bright Angel last January to get a glimpse of the Canon in winter garb, - made one trip to the bottom, rode & sauntered thirty or forty miles along the rim, gazed & dreamed on gable & promontory watched dawns & sundowns, etc. & enjoyed two small snow storms. The flight of the snow & the coming & going of the clouds were glorious - but so is everything A few years ago I made the trip by stage from Flagstaff & went down the Hance trail to the River

& I have seen something of the head fountains in the Rockies but its all untellable, unspeakable yet I was fool enough to try to write about it after years of editorial prodding & am still trying. The job is rightly yours, but wiser than I, excepting a few [illegible] cock-crows, you have held your wheest most ably. You had just been to the Canon with the Ripley party & I had no hope of getting you to go with me in January. Still I look forward to a grand trip in that glorious region with you visiting the [pitrified?] Forest, old cities, etc, just our two selves, for I want to make your acquaintance & this is the only way With love to Tur[illegible] I am faithfully yours John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Apr 28


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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0387

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Braun Research Library, Autry National Center for the American West, Los Angeles, CA. ID Numbers: MS.1.1.3221A Charles F. Lummis/Mr. John Muir Correspondence 1895-1905; and MS.1.1.3221B Charles F. Lummis/Mr. John Muir Correspondence 1906-1913. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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