Welcome! My name is Rod Benson: born 1959, grew up in Harlem (MT), married (Mardi), have 4 grown children, been teaching science 36 yrs (Helena High Earth Science since 1994). I enjoy hiking, peak-bagging, trail-running, snowshoeing, kayaking, meteorology, geology, and photography. I am also the advisor for the Helena High Outdoors Club. I will be retiring from teaching in Montana in June 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 1-3 times per month (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.