Cloe Chunn

Cloe (she/her) is a naturalist, outdoor educator, former high school and college teacher, artist, and Registered Maine Guide.  Author of Fifty Hikes in the Maine Mountains (W.W. Norton), Cloe has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, and has explored wild country as far afield as Antarctica, where she did geological research during graduate school.Cloe’s aim is to highlight and preserve Earth’s natural systems, and to help humans recognize and restore their connections within these systems. Her love affair with the Maine landscape began when she moved here, a native Floridian, in 1974. It has grown from love-at-first-sight into a deep connection and spiritual dependence on living with the seasons, exploring wild  landscapes, and being among people who still talk about the land. Cloe is a past president of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, where she makes trails, leads hiking, paddling, and XC ski outings, and organizes school volunteers. She is also a co-founder and former teacher in the Maine Master Naturalist Program. She is especially fond of birding, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and Sphagnum bogs.The Wildwood Path is thrilled to welcome Cloe as an elder and friend to share her birding and nature journaling expertise with our circle!