Daggett, July 28 - 08
I received your last letter from Mineral King day before yesterday - Im so glad you have had such a grand long rest, and feel so well now. And I know how all the others enjoyed having you in camp.
When do you think you will come to the desert again?
Mr John C. Van Dyke, who wrote "The Desert" is coming here on a visit in about a week, and they are all anxious that you should be here and meet him.
I heard from Prof. Dudley not long ago. He is in Santa Fe, New Mex. and thinks it will be better for him there than here when it is so hot. Just now however it is cooler - does not go above 108°. In the
afternoons now we sometimes get a tiny excuse of a sprinkle, and hear grand thunder, but there is no sudden change when these little showers come up - it is always nice and warm now.
Barney stopped off here last Saturday and made us a visit. On Sunday we got up a little party and drove over
to the old deserted mining town of Calico just north of Daggett. There is glorious wild country over there that I think you would enjoy and some grand old rocks. I enjoyed it throughly. Im feeling perfectly well, and cant remember when I've felt tired. I eat and weigh well, and the heat is fine for me. Stickeen stands it pretty well. My horse feels gay. Write soon.
1908 Jul 28
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 13 cm.
Muir, Helen, "Letter from Helen [Muir] to [John Muir], 1908 Jul 28." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5489.
Reel 17, Image 0783
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