Posts authored by ‘Robin EH. Bagley’

Born to Run in the Black Hills Born to Run in the Black Hills By | Apr 25th, 2017 | Category: Outdoor Recreation You know what a bison looks like, and you’re probably not too surprised to spot a deer or an elk, but what is the wild-looking, tan creature with the big eyes? This speedy creature with the big dark eyes, fluffy behind, and horns is an antelope. But not really. Meet “Antilocapra americana,” the pronghorn. You […]
2016 Resolutions: Hit the Trail! 2016 Resolutions: Hit the Trail! By | Jan 10th, 2016 | Category: Outdoor Recreation We all make resolutions for the New Year; we’ll eat better, watch less TV, travel more, learn a new skill (like sheep herding or playing the pan flute), but often by the time we start watching for groundhogs, we’ve dumped them like Thanksgiving leftovers. There is one way to start 2016 off on the right […]
Strap on Some Snowshoes Strap on Some Snowshoes By | Dec 17th, 2015 | Category: Outdoor Recreation Winter in the Black Hills offers plenty of outdoor activities, and one of my favorites is snowshoeing. It’s quiet, low-tech, and easy to do. Basically it allows us to get our hiking fix even in deep snow, and the best part is that it allows you to get out on the trails during the quiet […]
Get Loopy at Deerfield Lake Get Loopy at Deerfield Lake By | Nov 10th, 2015 | Category: Outdoor Recreation While solitude isn’t hard to find at any time in the Black Hills, it’s especially abundant in the fall. That being said, on a sunny, warm fall day you’ll still encounter other hikers on such popular trails such as those in the Harney system. If you’re really searching for solitude and introspection, hike the Deerfield […]
Escape to the Black Elk Wilderness Escape to the Black Elk Wilderness By | Aug 28th, 2015 | Category: Outdoor Recreation The Black Elk Wilderness is South Dakota’s only designated wilderness area; it’s surrounded by Custer State Park, the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Because of its remote location, you can enjoy some of the quietest hiking in the Black Hills. Furthermore, it’s not open to mountain bikes or any type of mechanized […]