From an out-of-control wildfire that nearly destroyed a town to a serial spouse killer in Estes Park, It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Colorado’s largest national park.
Learn how two teens’ attempt to scale the Diamonda sheer granite cliff so dangerous that climbing it used to be outlawedresulted in one of the most complicated rescues in the park’s history. Read about the life and untimely demise of Rocky Mountain Jim, who was badly scarred by a grizzly bear attack and earned a reputation as an eccentric but highly skilled wilderness guide. And meet Harriet Peters, an unusually tenacious girl who summited 14,259-foot-tall Longs Peak at the tender age of eight.
About the Author
Phyllis J. Perry has lived in Boulder, Colorado for forty years within an hour’s drive of Rocky Mountain National Park. She and her husband visit the park in all seasons of the year to photograph its beauties, and to enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, fishing, and camping.
Table of Contents
(1) First Recorded Ascent of Longs Peak (2) The Mountain Man and the English Lady (3) Lamb's Slide (4) Artists in the Park (5) Murder in Grand Lake (6) A City Called Lulu (7) Deadly Ambush in Grand Lake (8) Digging the Grand Ditch (9) F.O. Stanley, Under Sentence of Death (10) To Kill or Not to Kill, That is the Question (11) What's In a Name? (12) Enos Mills, Father of Rocky Mountain National Park (13) Modern Eve (14) Agnes Vaille, Deadly Attempt (15) Building Trail Ridge Road (16) The CCC in Rocky Mountain National Park (17) Alva Adams Tunnel: Seven-Sixteenths of an Inch (18) Rescue on Hallett Peak (19) Race for the Diamond (20) The Elusive Greenback Cutthroat Trout (21) Big Thompson Flood (22) Fire in Wild Basin (23) The Lawn Lake Dam Bursts (24) Samson, the Elk, Killed by Poacher (25) Death by Cougar (26) Electric Skies of Summer (27) Bear Attack! (28) Death of a Park Ranger (29) Lost and Found (30) Moose Attack!