Mollie Adams Diary of Her Journey in the Canadian Rockies June 15, 1908

On June 23, a new book about Mary Schäffer, An Adventurous Woman Abroad, will be launched. Many people have heard about Mary Schäffer, the first non-native woman to see Maligne Lake. Her survey of that beautiful lake contributed to its inclusion in Jasper National Park. Fewer people know Mary (Mollie) Adams.  Mollie Adams was Mary's traveling companion on many of her journeys into the backcountry and abroad from 1905 until 1911. Mollie documented their 1908 journey in search of Maligne Lake in her daily diary.  Follow their adventures over the next few months as her words are revealed. This is Mollie's diary entry for today’s date in 1908.

Mosquito Camp, Monday, June 15
Going to stay here several days while W. [Billy Warren] takes Mr. B. down to the Plains. Showers and gales sweeping down from Glacier Lake in A.M. Nothing much doing except a little laundry work.

Trail Riders, Mary Schäffer Fonds, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, (V527/PS 1 - 352)

[Mollie listed the horses on the trip to help her keep track of them]

Last year’s bunch
Roan
Nibs
Pinto
Bugler
Dandy
Fox
Brownie
Roan
Charlie
Ricks
Ginger
Baldy


Peyto Bunch
Buck
Splash (Mrs. Warren)
Frank
Black Bess
Wilcox
Silver
Peter
Lucy
Biddy
The Twins
Pinky II
Midget

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