Big Sky Walker

Each post includes a "photo tour."


On Mt. James in Glacier Park

Welcome! My name is Rod Benson: born 1959, grew up in Harlem (MT), married (Mardi), have 4 grown children, been teaching science 35 yrs (Helena High Earth Science since 1994). I enjoy hiking, peak-bagging, trail-running, snowshoeing, kayaking, meteorology, geology, and photography. I am also the adviser for the Helena High Outdoors Club.

Unlike many blogs, this one will be less about reading and more about looking. To truly appreciate the featured hikes, you’ll need to check out the links below each post, especially the photo albums (photo tours). I will post a new hiking adventure every 2-3 weeks, so check back often – or sign up to “follow” the blog in the margin to the right. Followers will get an email notification when a new post is ready. Let me know if you have questions about the hikes, or if you are interested in advertising on Happy trails! -Rod Benson

Below: This map marks hikes that have been featured so far – Select full screen to expand, zoom in for more detail, or click on a marker for a link to the post.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Rod, This sounds like it’s going to be a great blog. I really enjoyed your first 4 posts and look forward to reading more. Montana is high on my list of places to visit and hope to finally get there next summer. I do lots of hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking around the Vancouver area (not quite as extreme as some of your adventures) and enjoy sharing them on my blog.
    Happy New Year! Caroline

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  2. Hi Rod! I live in Great Falls and have done many of similar hikes here already and always searching for people to get out with.



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