Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes


This collection contains Ralph Fickel's personal papers, maps, organizational brochures and newsletters, and ephemera. Included in his personal papers are his climbing journals, correspondence, employment records, and hand-drawn climbing routes and notes. The maps included in the manuscript collection are those with insufficient publication information to be cataloged or are hand-drawn maps. Other maps donated with the collection have been individually cataloged. Organizational brochures and newsletters include information on military parks and battlefields, national parks and forests, and the Sierra Club. The ephemera series primarily contains equipment catalogs, but also includes backpacking and camping guides, posters, and expedition and seminar catalogs.

Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 1

Ralph Fickel's journal as he crossing the Appalachian Trail, passing Table Rock in South Carolina.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 2 and White-Water Notes

Ralph Fickel's journal as he crosses portions of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and South Carolina, including detailed stories, illustrations, and maps.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 3

Ralph Fickel's journal while hiking and rock climbing along the Appalachian Trail in the Smoky Mountains.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 4

Ralph Fickel's notes about hiking and climbing in Pisgah National Forest in the early 1970s.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 5

Fickel explains the technicalities of rock and face climbing and relates his experiences in his journal from 1977.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 6

Ralph Fickel's notes on rock climbing in the Southern Appalachians in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 7
Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 8

Detailed accounts of Fickel's experiences at various rock climbing sites in the Southern Appalachians, namely Table Rock and Whiteside Mountain.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 9

Fickel describes his adventures backpacking, rock climbing, and bouldering in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 10

Notes from Fickel's experience on the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 11

Fickel describes his backpacking experience in the Sierra Nevada, going past Muir Pass and Darwin Canyon in the summer of 1970.

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Ralph Fickel's Mountain Notes, Book 12

A list of materials and series of illustrations of various people and mountains in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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