John Muir


John Muir


[Melville Best] Anderson


Martinez, Sep. 4, 1902

My dear professor Anderson

I'm glad to hear that with returning health your heart is on the mountains. For the Kings River country Mr P. A. Kanayer is your man, His address is Millwood He packed all the Sierra Club stuff, has over a hundred animals & all sorts of camping outfits, guides etc. You go by rail to Sanger, thence 50 miles by stage to Millwood where at a few days notice Kanayer will be ready for you. But this is a hard hot trip. Even beyond the Kings Yosemite Canon the ground along the trails is dry & dusty & trampled by this years heavy travel while the higher region is frost bitten every night now.

The Giant Forest & Kern River region is better but still very trying in many ways at this time of year under the circumstances as I understand them So are all the ways into Yosemite. For the best Sierra trip I can think of for you is the Tahoe, rail & steamer all the way to the Lake hotels, & camping excursions long or short in every direction. Should you need a companion I'll go myself Have just returned from the Kings-Kaweah-Kern-Mt Whitney country. How I should have enjoyed your company!!!! Let me her from you farther & tell me how I can best help you. Heaven's best Sierra blessing be thine. Ever your friend

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Sep 4


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Reel 12, Image 0568

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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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