Babes Catherine Robbins, Hilda Kurth, and Kathleen Norris, also known as the Three Musketeers, were the first women to hike the Long Trail in it’s entirety during the 1920s! Read more about them here and here, more photos here.
But they encountered their share of trail magic, too. Approaching Hazen’s Notch, near the end of their trip, they looked over a cliff and saw a man far below in white slacks and a white jacket. In an interview years later, Catherine Robbins remembered what happened next: And he says, “I’m looking for the three musketeers.” I said, “Oh, you are? Well, here we are.” The others were behind me. “Well, come on down, I have a gallon of ice cream for you.” Boy, did I go down that mountain fast. And sure enough they had a whole gallon of ice cream, and did we sit down and eat it. We all shared it, ‘til we ate it all up, you know. It was terrific.”
Dang, those are some badass ladies. with style too.