Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Throwback Thursday: Retro Hiking Style

« The 5 Worst Foods for Environmentalists to Eat | Main | Fresh Face of Activism: Jordan Howard »

February 06, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Retro Hiking Style

New York Fashion Week starts February 6th, but the Sierra Club has always had a finger on the pulse of chic. Check out these fabulous photos of outdoor fashions from Sierra Club outings from 1896 to 1946.

University Peak 1896
© Joseph N. Leconte

(Above) Have you ever hiked in bloomers? These ladies sported them during an 1896 trip to University Peak near Kings River. Part of the Peak is in Kings Canyon National Parks.

Pictured, from left to right, Helen Gompertz, Estelle Miller, and Belle Miller. 

Mt Brewer 1902
© Edward T. Parsons

Bloomers and bandannas go together like peanut butter and jelly. The ladies paired these items during the Sierra Club High Trip to Mt. Brewer in 1902. Practical headgear was worn by all.

Kings River 1902
© Joseph N. Leconte
Bandannas are seen again here as the Sierra Club members learn the Floradora. This photo, from the 1902 Kings River Canyon outing, captures some 4th of July fun. 
(The skirts were not worn for climbing.)
Sierra Club High Trip 1946
© Cedric Wright
While taking a break from the Sierra High Club trip in 1946 we spot some familiar sneakers. Charlotte Mauk, a member of the Sierra Club Board of Directors (43-68) sits in center. 
Sierra Club High Trip 1928
© Walter Huber
Knickers and high lacing boots created an iconic mountaineering look during the Canadian Rockies, Sierra Club High Trip in 1928. Check out more images from that adventure.

 © Walter Huber

 -- images reprinted with permission from The Sierra Club

-- caption information provided by Ellen Byrne


Bianca Hernandez is an editorial intern at Sierra. She recently received her MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California and has written for various publications. 



Fashion 2013: Environmental Tech on the Runway

Green Your Your Fitness: Get Greener Gear

Fashion Week Goes Carbon Neutral

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top