High Country History, Hiking and Baking
Top-Selling Books by Local Authors
Rick Hague, President, Summit Historical Society
Louisa Arps, Colorado Historian, The Rocky Mountain News
Sandra Dallas, Author, The Denver Post
Liston E. Leyendecker, CO State University, The Summit Historical Society
Linda Wertheimer, NPR
The Denver Post
The Next Page Bookstore, Frisco, CO
About the Authors
Mary Ellen Gilliland is the author of 11 books and more than 200 magazine and newspaper articles. A seasoned researcher and punchy writer, she’s one of Summit County, Colorado’s most renowned historians, with five books on the 1800s mining mecca. Gilliland is a former New York City magazine editor who has lived in the Colorado mountains since 1969.
Vera Dawson has been living, hiking and baking in the high country for more than 20 years. She now calls Summit County, CO and Taos, NM home. She contributes bi-monthly high altitude baking columns to mountain town newspapers, and teaches high altitude baking classes for Colorado Mountain College.