He is a national treasurer and it was a privilege to spend time with him. His experience and personal ethics and viewpoint about nature, people, and the Arctic in particular are inspirational.
Barry Lopez was one of the main reasons we chose this cruise (the other was the small size of the ship and number of guests). He has long been hero in his attitude toward nature and his outstanding writing on this topic.
Never expected him to be so visible and approachable! Just listening to him speak was a gift.