James H. Pickering

James H. Pickering

James H. Pickering, a long-time summer resident of Estes Park, is a professor of English at the University of Houston, where he has also served as dean, senior vice-president for academic affairs and provost, and president. He has written or...

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Rick Stinchfield

Rick Stinchfield, and his wife, Lynne, have spent three months in each of the last six years volunteering and living in Capitol Reef National Park. He is the author or co-author of several articles on mineral collecting, as well as publications...

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Alfredo Valencia Zegarra

Alfredo Valencia Zegarra is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Cusco and a registered professional archaeologist with the Instituto Nacional de Cultura de Peru. He spent several years as the...

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Ruth M. Wright

Ruth M. Wright wove a thirty-year fascination with Machu Picchu into an authorized investigation when she and her husband, Ken Wright of Wright Water Engineers, were granted a permit in 1994 from the Instituto Nacional de Cultura de Peru to...

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Kevin G. Wright

Kevin G. Wright

Kevin G. Wright grew up near Evergreen, Colorado mountaineering throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He successfully ascended his first fourteener, Longs Peak, via the Keyhole route at 12 years old. He began technical rock climbing at 14...

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Rocky Mountain Land Library

Mission: The Rocky Mountain Land Library’s mission is to help connect people to nature and the land. The need for places of quiet thought, creative pursuits, and active community involvement will only grow as our population increases. The...

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Alex Patterson

Alex Patterson

Alexander Evans Patterson, Jr. was born at New York Hospital, September 16th, 1923.He attended Lawrenceville and Princeton, and served in the Air Force in World War II, where he flew the P-51 “Mustang”, among other aircraft. He...

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Jan Pettit

Jan Pettit

Born in Hastings, Nebraska; her family moved to Colorado Springs in 1945. She graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 1955 and married Lew later that year. They moved to their first and current home in Cascade in 1956. Jan always had the...

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Millie Miller

Millie Miller

When Miller Miller moved from New Jersey to Boulder, Colorado in 1973, she was recently divorced, on her own, and excited to explore the mountains. “I had looked for a flower book to hike with but the only books I could find were big, had...

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Mark D. Williams

Mark D. Williams has published hundreds of articles and photos the last thirty years in magazines, newspapers, online publications including Texas Sporting Journal, Backpacker, Men’s Health, Dallas Morning News, Cowboys and Indians...

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W. Chad McPhail

McPhail co-wrote Colorado Flyfishing: Where to Eat, Sleep, Fish with Mark D. Williams, a guide book which chronicles a zany, summer-long trek across the Centennial State, as the authors attempt to fish every trout hole possible along the way...

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Jerome Malitz

Jerome Malitz is the author of six books, including the award-winning Reflecting Nature: Garden Designs from Wild Landscapes. He has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Colorado for the past 30 years. Additionally, he has...

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