Molly Absolon

Molly is a graduate of Yale University and U. C. Berkeley. She has attended writers’ conferences at Bread Loaf in Vermont, Centrum in Washington and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She served as a communications manager for the Wyoming Outdoor Council and the National Outdoor Leadership School, where she worked as an instructor for more than 15 years. She has written 10 books on outdoor skills and is currently at work on an 11th on winter camping. She is a copyeditor and part-time columnist at the Jackson Hole News&Guide, serves on the Victor (Idaho) City Council and tries to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible


A close encounter with wolves and fear

By Molly Absolon

This summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska’s western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves….

Image by Milo Weiler, via Unsplash


You can explore the West and escape the crowds

By Molly Absolon

Here’s the dilemma: You want to explore the West’s huge treasure of public land, but you don’t want to be…

Lake Serene Washington, Photo by Jamie Coupaud, courtesy of Unsplash


Dying for powder

By Molly Absolon

“I don’t know anyone who’s stood at the top of a slope and thought, ‘Well, this could kill me, but it’s going to be epic powder skiing!’”

Photograph by Jan Kronies, courtesy of Unsplash


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