Colorado Mountain Club member hiking near Fern Lake
Photograph depicting an unidentified Colorado Mountain Club member with his legs buried in snow probably on a trail near Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. He wears a large backpack and snowshoes on his back. This photo was probably shot by George Harvey, Jr. during a Colorado Mountain Club trip circa 1923. Harvey was heavily involved with the Colorado Mountain Club, which was formed in 1912 with twenty-five charter members. The group led organized hikes and climbs around Colorado, advocated for wilderness protection and preservation, and lobbied for the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. George Harvey, Jr. served the Club in a number of capacities; he acted on the Board of Directors from 1913-1922, Vice President in 1920, President 1921-circa 1922, and on the Outing Committee from 1913-1915, 1917-1918, and 1920. Harvey's involvement with the Club post-1923 is unknown. Part of the George Harvey, Jr. photograph albums (Ph.00094).