Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times
Ben Marlin is a local wrangler who has been riding in the Gila Wilderness area for the last 15 years. The native Nebraskan used to live in California but has become addicted to the Gila. Marlin's hands show the wear and tear of wrangling and his belt buckle the evidence of a first place win at a rodeo in 1967.
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