Chip Rawlins

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Chip Rawlins is an American writer, and the co-author of The Complete Walker IV with Colin Fletcher. He also publishes under the name, C. L. Rawlins .[1] Rawlins is a non-fiction writer, poet, outdoor guide and instructor. Previous jobs include: firefighter, science editor, and field hydrologist.


Rawlins was born in Laramie, Wyoming.[2][3] He went to Utah State University and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.[3][4] He lives in Laramie, where he has served as president of the Wyoming Outdoor Council and on the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He has also lived in New Zealand .[5]


  • A Ceremony on Bare Ground (1985)
  • Sky's Witness: A year in the Wind River Range (Henry Holt, 1993)
  • Broken Country: Mountains and Memory (Henry Holt, 1996)
  • In Gravity National Park (University of Nevada, 1998)
  • The Complete Walker IV (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)


  • USFS National Primitive Skills Award
  • 1999 Poetry Prize from the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association
  • Stegner Fellowship[6]


  1. ^ "Naturalist characters in fiction". ASLE - The Association for the Study of Literature & Environment. Archived from the original on 22 May 2008.
  2. ^ Marston, Betsy (20 February 1995). "Dear Friends". High Country News.
  3. ^ a b "Rawlins, C. L". Wyoming Authors Wiki. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008.
  4. ^ "About the Authors: Colin Fletcher and C. L. Rawlins". Random House.
  5. ^ Debevoise, Nancy. "Farewell to Chip Rawlins & Darrel Short". Frontline Newsletter. Wyoming Outdoor Council. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Stegner Fellowship – Complete List of Stegner Fellows". Creative Writing Program. Stanford University.

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