One year after her successful trip across Glacier National Park with Howard Eaton, chronicled in Through Glacier Park, mystery velist Mary Roberts Rinehart was back in the saddle, heading into the rugged Western portion of the park with her family and ready for more adventure. Rinehart's humor and enthusiasm about her camping adventure through the Rocky Mountains and Cascades are still fresh for a modern audience.
Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 - September 22, 1958) was an American writer who has frequently been called the American Agatha Christie. Wildly popular in the 1910s and 1920s, her mystery novels are still read and referenced in the twenty-first century. Also widely traveled in the West, she toured Glacier National Park with Howard Eaton in 1915, when it was newly minted. Her travelogues on Glacier helped popularize the parks and offer a glimpse into an earlier time that is still appealing today.