"Cliffs and Challenges is an engaging story of a girl discovering the beauty and adventure of the natural world. Working at a tourist camp in Yosemite National Park during the early twentieth century, Laura White Brunner learns to hike and climb as she makes friends with kindred spirits among the camp workers and the guests. Brunner's sense of humor, lively appreciation of life, and ability to capture vignettes of camp life and of her companions make this book a pleasure to read. Reading Brunner's words a century after she wrote them, I feel that I would have enjoyed her company on those backcountry trails."
-Ellen Wohl, author of Rhythms of Change in Rocky Mountain National Park
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