Jill OwenGuide and Cook

    Jill grew up seeking the wild places in the Appalachian hills of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  She received a B.A. Degree in Environmental Science and embarked on a career with the US Forest Service.  When those WV hills got too small, she ventured to the big sky country of Montana.

    Her golden years began as she worked seasonally – teaching/guiding nordic skiing in Yellowstone country in winter and wilderness ranger-ing in the Bob in summer.

    Then  .  .  .  she got married and settled down.  She opened a natural food store in Choteau – her baby.  After 12 years in business she realized she needed to get back to the wilderness.  So here she is – helping her friends at Dropstone!  And, yes, the packer with the same last name is her husband.