Posts authored by ‘April’

It’s not too late to cut a fresh Black Hills Christmas tree It’s not too late to cut a fresh Black Hills Christmas tree By | Dec 9th, 2011 | Category: Culture Whether it’s a family tradition or your first excursion, searching the Black Hills for the perfect fresh-cut Christmas tree is an event guaranteed to be memorable. With two weeks until Christmas Day, there is still plenty of time to purchase a $10 Black Hills National Forest Christmas Tree Permit.  All permits expire Dec. 31 and […]
Black Hills Winter 2011-12 Predictions Black Hills Winter 2011-12 Predictions By | Nov 9th, 2011 | Category: Outdoor Adventure Whether you like it or not, winter is on its way.  I myself am hoping for lots of snow because I love all sorts of winter activities…skiing, snowshoeing, even ice skating. Thinking about some of my favorite sports got me wondering what the “experts” were predicting for this year’s winter. The good ol’ Farmers’ Almanac […]
Sandhill Cranes in the Black Hills Skies Sandhill Cranes in the Black Hills Skies By | Oct 27th, 2011 | Category: Discoveries This time of year the Black Hills skies seem to be filled with the distinct calls of Sandhill Cranes. Almost every day this week I’ve seen huge flocks of them heading south. You hear them before you see them. They have a loud, trumpeting call with a French-style “r” rolled in the throat that can […]
Halloween Events in the Black Hills Halloween Events in the Black Hills By | Oct 18th, 2011 | Category: Events Halloween is creeping ever closer, and with it are tons of spooky fun celebrations throughout the Hills. We’ve gathered up the details on the Halloween festivities throughout the region. Attend one or a few for an eerily good time. Belle Fourche – Halloween Parade, Oct. 31. The parade begins at 4:00 p.m. in front of […]
Black Hills Powwow 2011 Black Hills Powwow 2011 By | Oct 6th, 2011 | Category: Culture A splash of vivid colors, intricately crafted outfits and powerful drum and song will be filling the rooms and halls at the Rapid City Civic Center this weekend. The Black Hills Powwow is Oct. 7-9, and it is a wonderful event to go to. There will be many tribes represented from the United States and […]
Grand Opening of Outdoor Campus West Grand Opening of Outdoor Campus West By | Oct 4th, 2011 | Category: Discoveries Earlier this year I visited Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City. The campus was still under construction, but it looked like it was shaping up to be an impressive facility. And it is. The facility is celebrating the completion of the campus with an Open House this Thursday, Oct. 6th from 4 to 7 pm. […]
Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors Update, Sept. 30 Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors Update, Sept. 30 By | Sep 30th, 2011 | Category: Discoveries This is the weekend! Now through about the middle of next week the colors in Spearfish Canyon will be showing off their fullest, most brilliant hues. Colors elsewhere in the Black Hills are also great right now – Boulder Canyon is bright yellow and the Lead and Deadwood areas are flaunting their colorful leaves. If […]
Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors Update, Sept. 26 Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors Update, Sept. 26 By | Sep 26th, 2011 | Category: Discoveries This last weekend the colors in Spearfish Canyon were pretty amazing. Even better, we were blessed with clear blue skies and temperatures in the 80’s. The bright sunlight filtering through the gold and red leaves made them stand out beautifully against the blue, blue sky. If you weren’t able to make it up into the […]
Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors Update Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors Update By | Sep 23rd, 2011 | Category: Discoveries It’s the first day of fall, and the fall colors are in full swing. Here in the Black Hills, Spearfish Canyon is the best place to experience the full splendor of colors. So far the weather this fall has been perfect with cool nights and warm days with sunny blue skies. The forecast for the […]
South Dakota Photography Week South Dakota Photography Week By | Sep 22nd, 2011 | Category: Events Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 photography week in South Dakota. With beautiful fall colors and a host of events here in the Black Hills, it is the perfect week for photography. The Black Hill Photo Shootout is set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. It offers a variety of classes […]
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