Group outside Squeaky Bob's cabin
Photograph depicting Colorado Mountain Club members (on right) standing outside Robert N. Wheeler's cabin, named 'Hotel de Hardscrabble, near the Grand Lake entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Colorado Mountain Club members in this photo are George Harvey, Jr. (far right), Max Giesecke (second from right), and George C. Barnard (third from right). Wheeler, known as Squeaky Bob, is standing center in a light-colored apron. His dog Jack is sitting atop a ladder and a cat sits in the foreground on a fence. Squeaky Bob opened the resort in 1907. The photo was shot by an unidentified photographer on June 30, 1914, during a CMC scouting trip to seek out locations for potential future Club trips. 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).