Ben is Psychology and Recreation major here at Western. He has been working as a guide with River Runners and Wilderness Pursuits since coming here to Colorado to attend school.
In Ben's free time he enjoys: Kayaking, Skiing, Rafting, Backpacking, Fishing, Hunting, just about anything that gets him outdoors.
Trips Ben leads with Wilderness Pursuits :
Funny Fact :-)
My name is Ben and I am a boofaholic. Ever since my first boof I haven't been able to quit. I search out every rock, pour over, dead mule, or whatever may be in my path, in hopes of catching air in my boat. It has been very destructive to my personal life. I have lost jobs, friends, and lovers due to my addiction. I have destroyed many a river vessels and caused many dollars worth of damage to myself a equipment. I have miscalculated strokes and hit rock bottom. I have lived on the streets and in dirtbag camps. I have woken up next to kayaks I couldn't recognize, realizing I had actually been "in" them. I now know that none of this is my fault, my jobs sucked, my friends were assholes, and you know what? I always felt satisfied after being with a lover as long as I was out the door and on the river before she woke up. Hitting rock bottom has always been better than any day not on the river. So I don't need recovery! I will get cold sweats and shake profusely until that next sweet moment when that perfect launching platform sends me aloft and into liquid bliss.
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence