Colorado Mountain Club under mess tent
Photograph depicting meal time for the Colorado Mountain Club during a hiking and camping trip to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park in 1913. The group is sitting under a mess tent with food and dishes on log tables. A cook can be seen wearing an apron and hat. This image was shot on August 17, 1913 by CMC member George Harvey, Jr. 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).
Handwritten in album: "Sunday, August 17"