Mollie Adams Diary of Her Journey in the Canadian Rockies June 10, 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 June 10 diary entry.

Bow Park, Wednesday, June 10
A nice lazy day in camp. Sewing, knitting, etc., and a short walk to photo some beautiful Trollius we had passed coming in. Not quite to clear and warm as the last two days. Light showers in the evening. Porcupines got busy in the night, but were routed with great slaughter.

Camp in burnt timber, Mary Schäffer fonds, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, (V527/ PS 1 - 155)


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