This collection contains the papers of Warren Lee Rogers, which focus on the world of outdoor recreation, education and camping,
and the creation of the Pacific Crest Trail.
In 1924, sixteen year-old Warren Lee Rogers climbed his first peak, Mt. San Gorgonio at 11,485 feet. It must have made quite
an impression, because during his lifetime, he climbed 119 Pacific Crest summits each over 9,000 feet. In 1935, while a secretary
at the Alhambra YMCA, he was chosen to be the trail guide for the YMCA relay teams that first explored the proposed route
for the Pacific Crest Trail. Organized by Clinton Clarke of Pasadena, the 40 teams consisted of young men aged 14 to 18 and
operated during summers from 1935 through 1938. Warren L. Rogers first met Clinton C. Clarke in 1932 when the idea for a
continuous trail from Mexico to Canada was formulating and Clarke founded the Pacific Crest Trail System Conference to lobby
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