On our bike ride through Grand Teton National Park, Cathy and I stopped to see the Geraldine Lucas homestead. It has the most amazing view you can imagine.
In the early 1900’s Geraldine divorced her husband, returned to college as a single mother, and then eventually headed West to retire, building this cabin in 1913. At age 58, she became the second woman to make the summit of the Grand Teton, which, incidentally, was the highest peak right outside her window.
Click here to read more about Geraldine and to see the famous photo of her on the summit.
We tried to imagine what it must have been like to live here in the winter. This is the very toboggan she used to go back and forth to town.
These carriages were near Menor’s Ferry, which will be featured in my next post. This is one of the Robert and Grace Miller wagons that was used to cross the pass into Jackson Hole in 1888 — imagine that!
Cathy and I were thinking that any of these wagons would’ve been a pretty rough way to travel, especially in those days. These were truly rugged pioneer women!