Colorado Mountain Club in Clear Creek County
Photograph depicting Colorado Mountain Club members standing at the base of a snowy mountain ready to catch someone who is sliding down. This photo was probably shot by George Harvey, Jr. in Clear Creek County, Colo. in 1915 during the Club's annual outing trip. 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).