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ISBN 0-87081-366-8 1. MountaineeringColorado Estes Park RegionGuidebooks. 2. )Guidebooks. I. Pickering, James H. II. Chapin, Frederick H. (Frederick Hastings). Mountaineering in Colorado. III. Title. IV. Title: Mountaineering in Colorado. V. Title: Colorado. 5'22'0978869dc20 94-47197 CIP This book was set in ITC New Baskerville. The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information SciencesPermanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials.
What began with "Mounts Tom and Holyoke, and Connecticut hills,"17 and visits to the Adirondacks18 and New Hampshire's White Mountains,19 would lead Chapin over a period of some seventeen years to the Swiss Alps, to the mountains of Colorado, and allegedly, even to the Himalayas of northern India. Chapin first visited Switzerland in the summer of 1877, just before his twenty-fifth birthday, in the company of three other New Englanders. One of these was Charles P. 20 Though the young Americans dutifully spent time in both England and France, their real objective was the mountains of Page 11 Switzerland.
I am informed that there is perhaps no real difference between the two, for when a litter of cubs is found, some of the young ones are black and some are brown. Grizzlies are rarely seen; but it is related by ranchmen in Estes Park that during the summer of 1886 one made himself quite at home in the valley, and one night while wandering around killed several full-grown steers. Lamb, the guide to Long's Peak, says that he saw his tracks many times. A mountain lion was seen at Sprague's ranch15 during the early winter of the same year, coolly prowling around and among the log-cabins.