Louie [Strentzel Muir]
Sep. 25. 1896
From Los Angeles we came here the day before yesterday arriving at 7.30, P.M. engaged a stout spring wagon with four horses & started next morning up the San Bernardino Mountains to Squirel Inn on the summit of the range a distance of 24 miles Here we found a firm forest of sugar pines silver fir Labocedrous etc_ fine for this hot region Col. Wood took good care of us & showed us telling views of the reservation etc. Yesterday we drove along the dividing ridge between the Orange valleys & the Mojave desert from which we had glorious views that I wish you could have seen. then descended by another wild mountain grade & got back here last evening after dark. Today about noon we start
for San Jacinto Mountains where we expect to spend two or three days, then we go direct to Flagstaff Arizona & thence to San Francisco Mountains & the Grand Canon. Be sure to write me at Flagstaff as soon as you receive this as we will be thereabouts for a week probably Thence I start home stopping a day or so at Los Angeles & Pasadena.
We met Lummis at Los Angelet & had a good talk with him on Forest matters & also with others introduced by him. Lukens is expected home on the 1st of October
Love to all
Ever You affectionate
husband John Muir
San Bernardino, Calif
1896 Sep 25
Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 15.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Louie [Strentzel Muir], 1896 Sep 25." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 839.
Reel 09, Image 0416
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