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WILD LIFE ON THE ROCKIES Enos Mills 1988 reprint Softcover Fine
By Mills, Enos A.
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Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press, 1988 reprint. 269 pp, b/w photos by the author. Softcover. Fine.

From the Preface: This book contains the record of a few of the many happy days and novel experiences which I have had in the wilds. For more than twenty years it has been my good fortune to live most of the time with nature, on the mountains of the West.
 
I have made scores of long exploring rambles over the mountains in every season of the year, a nature-lover charmed with the birds and the trees. On my later excursions I have gone alone and without firearms. During three succeeding winters, in which I was a Government Experiment Officer and called the State Snow Observer, I scaled many of the higher peaks of the Rockies and made many studies on the upper slopes of these mountains.
 
Born in 1870, in Kansas, Enos Mills was a sickly child whose parents eventually sent him to Estes Park with the hope that his health would improve there.  He stayed in Estes Park at the ranch of his relative Elkhanah Lamb.  Carlyle Lamb took Enos on his first climb up Longs Peak, and taught him the craft of the mountain guide.

During his stay, he spent much time wandering the area, and picked a spot across from the ranch to build a small cabin, which he finished in two summers.  This is now a museum run by the Mills descendants.

Enos bought the Lamb ranch and renamed it the Longs Peak Inn where hundreds of tourists stayed comfortably over the years  He guided many of his visitors up Longs Peak, and made hundreds of trips to the top during his lifetime.

Mills met John Muir in 1889 on a trip to San Francisco, and established a friendship.  Muir had an enormous impact on Mills life.  During the off season, he traveled around the country promoting conservation, and setting aside areas for future generations.  It was on one of these lecture tours that he met Esther his wife to be.  Mills is widely credited with being the father of Rocky Mountain National Park, established in 1915.


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