Pearl Lake State Park
Updated September 16, 2009
I Climbed Hahns Peak!
It was a crisp and delicious Saturday in August, 2001 when I ventured to climb Hahn's
Peak, something I had wanted to do since childhood.  This trip, I hoped, would inspire my
work on the historic preservation of Pearl Lake State Park.  I started up the Peak after a visit
to the Hahn's Peak Museum (see photos here). The hike up Hahn's Peak begins in
Columbine, Colorado - about 3 miles from the village of Hahn's Peak.  And to greet you at
the Columbine Store is Janice Juel Kay, daughter of area pioneer and former store owner,
Gertrude Juel.  
TOP LEFT: Just to the rear of the
Columbine store is the
one-room Routt County rural
schoolhouse where Edna
Trullinger, an area pioneer (and
sister to mom's Aunt Etta) taught
during the early days of Hahn's
Peak development.
ABOVE:  This is a photo of teacher, Edna
Trullinger, taken at the "Minnie B" Gold Mine
in Hahn's Peak during the early 1900's.  
From L to R are  (unsure), Charles and Edna
Trullinger, Hartt Sisters (possibly Marge and
Marie),  (unsure), Aunt Etta McCarger, and
Audry McCormick.  Edna Trullinger was
sisters to mom's Aunt Etta McCarger.  Etta
was formerly married to Harold Spragg, Cow
Creek Sheep Company ManagerABOVE:  
This is a photo of teacher, Edna Trullinger,
taken at the "Minnie B" Gold Mine in Hahn's
Peak during the early 1900's.  From L to R
are  (unsure), Charles and Edna Trullinger,
Hartt Sisters (possibly Marge and Marie),  
(unsure), Aunt Etta McCarger, and Audry
McCormick.  Edna Trullinger was sisters to
mom's Aunt Etta McCarger.  Etta was
formerly married to Harold Spragg, Cow
Creek Sheep Company Manager
In one corner of the school house sits an old
piano. Notice the wagon wheel light fixture!
In the other corner is a bookshelf with
antique books and bottles.