As part of the valley-wide celebration of the 150th anniversary of Isabella Bird's time in Estes Park and her Longs Peak climb, join us for a discussion of her book, A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains. Copies of the book will be available for checkout (see below), and we'll provide discussion questions to structure the conversation.
Women were scarce enough in the West of the late nineteenth century, and a middle-aged English lady traveling alone, by horseback, was a real phenomenon. It was during the autumn and early winter of 1873 that Isabella Bird made this extended tour of the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A classic account of a truly astounding journey.
More about the program
Part of the valley-wide celebration of the 150th anniversary of Isabella Bird's time in Estes Park and her Longs Peak climb. Learn more and find other Isabella Bird-related events happening this summer and fall at the Visit Estes Park website.