Philemon B. Van Trump was in the first party of European-Americans, in 1870, to summit Mount Rainier. He summited at least five other times, once guiding noted naturalist John Muir. When not at the mountain, he lived in Olympia and Yelm. In this photo from around 1911, he is shown here at Paradise Valley, holding his trusty alpenstock (hiking stick). Image selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum.
Photo about 1911, Courtesy State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society