Local wildflower guide Molly Murfee has logged hundreds of trail miles over three decades living in Colorado, predominately in Crested Butte. She has served in field programs as a wilderness guide, naturalist, instructor and faculty with institutions such as Colorado Outward Bound, Alaska Wildland Adventures, Colorado College, Colorado State University, and the Audubon Expedition Institute. Her course areas have included Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and throughout the U.S. with a special focus on the Rocky Mountain states and the red rock of Utah. Her favorite passion is sharing her knowledge and passion of wildflowers and natural history out on the trail. Molly teaches multi-disciplinary, field-based courses in nature writing, environmental literature and environmental ethics with the Clark Family School of Environment & Sustainability at Western Colorado University (WCU). You can additionally find her teaching with the Teacher Institute of WCU, the Mountain Words Literary Festival, and guiding with Colorado Backcountry. Molly is a creative nonfiction, place-based author with over 500 published articles including by-lines in Mountain Gazette and Powder. Locally her articles appear in Crested Butte Magazine, and her op-ed column, Earth Muffin Memos, is found regularly in the Crested Butte News. She is hard at work on her creative non-fiction book, The Adventure of Home. More on Molly’s writings, teachings and blog subscription opportunities are at www.mollymurfee.com.