Welcome! My name is Rod Benson: born 1959, grew up in Harlem (MT), married (Mardi), have 4 grown children, taught high school science 37 yrs (Helena High Earth Science 1994-2019). I enjoy hiking, peak-bagging, trail-running, snowshoeing, kayaking, meteorology, geology, and photography. I was also the advisor for the Helena High Outdoors Club. I retired from teaching in Montana on June 7, 2019 – So 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 photo tours. I will post a new hiking adventure 1-2 times per month (possibly more frequently in the summer), 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.