John Muir


John Muir


[Louie Strentzel Muir]



Sep 21st 1896

Dear Louie,

We arrived here this morning & have just had breakfast, we left Vesalia at 6.15 P.M. yesterday after a rapid run up & down the mountains through the Sequoia Park to the summit of the Western axis of the Sierra. The rapidest mountaineering I ever did. Very unlike my last in this wild region when 20 years ago I made a three months trip from Yosemite with the little brown mule that spoke better than Balam's. We are going in a few moments to call on Lummis, then to Pasadena & San Gabriel Mtns., San Bernardino Jacinto etc. Lukins I fear has not yet returend from the mtns

Ever yours

John Muir



Los Angeles [Calif.]

Date Original

1896 Sep 21


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0410

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