Welcome! My name is Rod Benson: born 1959, grew up in Harlem (MT), married (Mardi), have 4 grown children, been teaching science 34 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 bigskywalker.com. Happy trails!