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. I will be retiring from teaching in Montana in June 2019, so I am looking for a second career. Let me know if you have an opportunity that I might be interested in. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 bigskywalker.com. 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.