Eastern Mojave Vegetation Toll Memorial Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado  

Tom Schweich  

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 Stroll through the Alpine Tundra on the Tundra Communities Trail, leading at the top of the trail to the Roger Toll Memorial.

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Full Size ImageView of Fall River Canyon from the Toll Memorial Trail.  

Roger Toll, the former superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park from 1921 to 1929. Prior to becoming park superintendent Toll was an avid mountaineer, became a charter member of the Colorado Mountain Club when it organized in 1912, and compiled a guidebook that was eventually published as Mountaineering in the Rocky Mountain National Park. During his tenure at the park he wrote numerous articles that helped to inform and educate the public, which ultimately helped to promote the park. He once observed that "It has been said that great views create great thoughts, and great thoughts create great men." My new book on the history of hiking includes an extensive section on hiking, trail development and other anecdotal stories from some of our oldest and most iconic national parks.

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Full Size ImageNear the east end of the Toll Memorial Trail.  


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Full Size ImageThe Toll Memorial Trail  


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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/31/2020 1:17:16 PM