Sep 30, 2011 - Confident new teenage heroine takes tween readers on her journey of self-discovery and thrilling adventure set in the Colorado backcountry. Lucy Dakota is one cool girl. She climbs mountains, braves roiling whitewater and leads others with confidence. Lucy is the heroine of an exciting new adventure series for young adults that encourages readers to discover their strengths and take on the world. Rocky Mountain Beginnings is the first in the Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer series.