Inspirational Women

7-30-17: Karen Barnett, author: The Road to Paradise, set on Mt. Rainier,

Karen Barnett is a northwest author — has an obvious love of the area, of nature, and also of time travel, so she writes historical fiction. Her latest book: The Road to Paradise–a Vintage National Parks Novel, is set on Mount Rainier, nearly 100 years ago, giving us a very interesting look at the Park at that time when National Parks were just a new concept. And certainly women working at the Park was also a unique situation. Fay Fuller at age 20, in 1890, was the first woman to summit the mountain.