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Cliffs and challenges : a young woman explores Yosemite, 1915-1917

Author: Laura White Brunner; Jared N Champion
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019] ©1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cliffs and Challenges is a memoir by Laura White Brunner, who worked and hiked extensively in Yosemite as a teenager in the 1910s. Young and fearless, Brunner defied typical expectations for women at the time to explore the Yosemite backcountry, including hiking barefoot when she couldn't find hiking boots that fit and pinning her skirts when she wasn't allowed to hike in pants. The manuscript includes a largely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Laura White Brunner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura White Brunner; Jared N Champion
ISBN: 9780700627974 0700627979 9780700627981 0700627987
OCLC Number: 1066128970
Description: ix, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cliffs and challenges --
Yosemite 1915 --
The interlude --
Yosemite 1917.
Responsibility: Laura White Brunner ; edited with an introduction by Jared N. Champion.

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Laura White Brunner explored Yosemite backcountry barefoot, and at times alone, in an era when grizzly bears still roamed the park - remarkably, as a teenager in the 1910s. Her memoir, published here  Read more...

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