Envionrmental Research Group Press Aspen




ERG black and red type logo

89 Chateau Way

Snowmass, Colorado 81654


E-MAIL cdhiser@gmail.com



The Environmental Research Group Press mission is to create beautiful books that serve as learning tools about Aspen's history and natural world.

The intention of our books is to educate and instill the values of preservation, education, recreation, and stewardship

of public lands.


 ERG Press operates under the purview

of the Envirnomental Research Group.


Envirnomental Reearch Group is a

501 (c) (3) non-profit organization qualified to receive deductible contributions.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH GROUP PRESS | Exploring Aspen's Grit, Passion, and Beauty

High Road to Aspen

Pictorial Book of the Year | 2015



Map of Independence Pass Colorado, 1897 Stagecoach Route Leadville to Aspen

ERG Press, publish High Road to Aspen, Aspen's Rugged Splendor, and Moonlight Over Pearl. These thoughtful, beautifully photographed and designed books about the high country of Colorado,are a collaboration of three creative men commited to the outdoor life.


Paul Andersen has been a writer and editor for 35 years. He writes books, movies, magazine articles, plays, short stories, and leads the Nature and Society Seminar at the Aspen Institute. He is a regular columnist and contributing writer for the Aspen Times, and has written eight books about Aspen and western Colorado.


David Hiser is a photojournalist and photo educator. He has had more than 400 photographs published in National Geographic Magazine and is represented internationally by Getty Images. A resident of the Aspen area for over 40 years, he has led and continues to lead numerous photo workshops for Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.


Curt Carpenter is a graphic designer, illustrator and cartographer. Since moving to Aspen in 1979, he has desinged books, magazines, logos and maps, as well as illustrated a dozen books in woodcut. stoneboatdesign.com


Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake in September
Continental Divide Trail on Independence Pass, Colorado near Aspen, 12,,095 feet
Columbine wildflowers on Independence Pass near Aspen, Colorado