Book Train has organized a book signing for “Colorado’s Historic Mountain Passes” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood Springs Library.
The full-color book covers 92 passes, the majority of those with roads for wheeled vehicles, with text by Larry Rynearson and photos by Rick Jones.
Rynearson has lived in the valley since 1975 and met Jones through his painting business. His passion for history led him to research on the old passes, only to discover not much published on the topic. After extensive online and print research and a surgery that kept him off his feet for a few months, a book was born.
“Colorado’s Historic Mountain Passes” caters to both history buffs and recreationists. GPS, maps and general information on trail condition and ownership will appeal to those who wish to cross the passes, while others will appreciate the historical context provided on the passes, many of which were blazed in the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of 1859.
It is published by Western Reflections out of Lake City and is available at Book Train, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, High Country Rocks, the Village Smithy, Bonfire Coffee, the Redstone Art Gallery and several local libraries.