Archives for the ‘Discoveries’ Category

Goat Tease: Mountain Goat Watching in the Black Hills Goat Tease: Mountain Goat Watching in the Black Hills By | Jan 7th, 2016 | Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure With climbing skills that rival Spiderman’s, striking lab-white fur coats and neat white Paul Bunyan beards, mountain goats are among the most unique mammalian residents of the Black Hills. Oreamnos americanus are bovid embodiments of American exceptionalism. They are their very own goats. They aren’t members of the Capra clan — neither the It’s a […]
Hobbit Treehouse Living in the Black Hills of South Dakota Hobbit Treehouse Living in the Black Hills of South Dakota By | Nov 17th, 2015 | Category: Attractions, Discoveries Deep in the Black Hills, five miles down Boulder Canyon from historic Deadwood and 16 feet above the forest floors, awaits one of Middle-Earth’s more unique vacation stays. Only here exists a Hobbit-inspired treehouse whose amazing craftsmanship, that while it may be worlds away from the Shire, can almost lead one to expect Bilbo or Frodo […]
Finding Black Hills Ghost Towns – Galena, SD Finding Black Hills Ghost Towns – Galena, SD By | Nov 5th, 2015 | Category: Culture, Discoveries Galena, South Dakota is another of the little boom towns in the Black Hills that sprang up during the 1876 gold rush that are now called ghost towns. Galena today is where the echoes of life long ago live harmoniously with the apparitions of a few families still calling this place home.
The Black Hills’ Best Ghost Tours The Black Hills’ Best Ghost Tours By | Oct 20th, 2015 | Category: Culture, Discoveries, Events Halloween is next week, but you can celebrate the holiday any day (or night) of the year by taking a brave tour of one of the spooky hotels, bone-chilling neighborhoods, or haunted cemeteries in the Black Hills. Just don't say we didn't warn you! Ghostly stories certainly linger year-round in the Black Hills, and local […]
Hiking the Grizzly Norbeck Hiking the Grizzly Norbeck By | Oct 10th, 2015 | Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure, Photography So you’ve done Harney Peak and you want to dive deeper into the Black Elk Wilderness. And you prefer a loop because... who doesn’t? While there are no stand-alone loop hikes in the BEW (though there is one short loop — Willow Creek — in the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve) you do have a couple design-your-own […]
Community Caves: Short (And Steep!) Community Caves: Short (And Steep!) By | Sep 24th, 2015 | Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure Above the treetops and limestone walls of Spearfish Canyon rests a hidden wonderland of beauty and awe. Community Caves, also known as Wildcat Caverns, is less than a half-mile from the road below, but don't let the length fool you. The hike to Community Caves in Spearfish Canyon is moderately strenuous because of its steep […]
All Aboard – The 1880 Train! All Aboard – The 1880 Train! By | Sep 20th, 2015 | Category: Attractions, Discoveries, Events Imagine yourself immersed in the immaculate beauty of the Black Hills while riding on a vintage steam train like the ones that helped settle the great American West. As you glide through the wilderness on this renovated train, the breeze is wistfully blowing past you, views of Harney Peak and wildlife can be seen nearby, […]