President Barack Obama is hardly the consummate Western outdoorsman.
The Marlboro Man he’s not.
He’s spent his adult life in big cities — New York, Chicago and, now, Washington. Basketball, golf, and bodysurfing are how this jock rolls. Indoor daily gym workouts are the norm. Hunting, climbing, rafting — not so much.
Yet there he was on a summer weekend, enthusiastically soaking in America’s vast wilderness. He toured Yellowstone National Park, checking out Old Faithful. He strolled trails along the Grand Canyon’s rim. He cast a fly while fishing in a Montana river and spent a night in a mountainside lodge.