A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Isabella L. Bird
First published: 1879
Pages: 282
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


Women were scarce enough in the West of the late nineteenth century, and a middle-aged English lady traveling alone, by horseback, was a real phenomenon. It was during the autumn and early winter of 1873 that Isabella Bird made this extended tour of the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado, when she was on her way back to England from the Sandwich Islands. What she called “no region for tourists and women” is today a popular resort, though some of the back trails retain their inaccessibility and wild aspect.