Posts authored by ‘Robin EH. Bagley’

2016 Resolutions: Hit the Trail! 2016 Resolutions: Hit the Trail! By | Jan 10th, 2016 | Category: Outdoor Adventure 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 Adventure 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 […]
Forget Bond’s Martini – Visit On The Rocks Forget Bond’s Martini – Visit On The Rocks By | Nov 28th, 2015 | Category: Dining, Photography When Marcel and Sherry Wahlstrom purchased the Bavarian Inn in the spring of 2014, they had their hands full with renovating and running a hotel situated on five acres on the northern edge of Custer. So what do they decide to do in the winter of 2015? Buy the Bavarian Restaurant next door, of course. […]
Get Loopy at Deerfield Lake Get Loopy at Deerfield Lake By | Nov 10th, 2015 | Category: Outdoor Adventure 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 […]
Labor Day Camping in the Black Hills Labor Day Camping in the Black Hills By | Sep 1st, 2015 | Category: Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure It’s the last hurrah of summer, Labor Day Weekend. The time when we hit the lake, the campground, and enjoy our last ice cream cones before digging out the sweaters and stocking up on Halloween candy. Of course, if you’re industrious you could clean the garage, paint the house or dust your salt-and-pepper shaker collection, […]
Escape to the Black Elk Wilderness Escape to the Black Elk Wilderness By | Aug 28th, 2015 | Category: Outdoor Adventure 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 […]
In the Winter, Make Tracks In the Winter, Make Tracks By | Jan 11th, 2015 | Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure   One of my favorite winter activities is spotting animal tracks in the snow. Wildlife can be shy, so in the warmer months, we may think they’re not around. A blanket of snow can show us just how many animals are living throughout the Black Hills. While mice may not our favorite animals, their miniature […]
Harney Peak – Sneak Attack! Harney Peak – Sneak Attack! By | Sep 4th, 2014 | Category: Outdoor Adventure Want to hike Harney Peak but want less company? Sneak up on it! The most popular trailhead for Harney Peak is at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park, but while its beautiful views are appealing, it can be a busy place during the warmer months. You can still hike to the 7,242-foot peak but skip […]
Looking for Adventure? Hit Trail 89 Looking for Adventure? Hit Trail 89 By | Aug 24th, 2014 | Category: Culture If you’re in the mood for more than a dayhike, and you’d like to dodge the crowds, you should consider heading down (or up) Trail 89, the Centennial Trail, which runs the length of the Black Hills. Stretching from Bear Butte State Park near Sturgis all the way to Wind Cave National Park near Hot […]