Archives for the ‘Discoveries’ Category

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, […]
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, […]
Home of America’s Best Small Towns Home of America’s Best Small Towns By | Aug 13th, 2015 | Category: Culture, Discoveries Though it’s been a few months since the official list debuted, we’re still relishing in the fact that two of our communities made Outside Magazine’s 2015 list of the Best Small Towns in America. Each year, the magazine highlights the best towns that meet criteria based on their “great access to trails and public lands, […]
Devil’s Bathtub: A Local Gem Devil’s Bathtub: A Local Gem By | Jul 14th, 2015 | Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure Looking for an amazing family hike? One of our little family’s favorite places is Devil’s Bathtub in Spearfish Canyon. Why is it so great? You get a scenic drive through part of the canyon (taking in Bridal Veil Falls along the way), a nice, fairly easy, gorgeous hike and refreshing pools to cool off in. […]
How to Spend 4 Hours in Deadwood How to Spend 4 Hours in Deadwood By | Jun 16th, 2015 | Category: Attractions, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure The historic town of Deadwood has so much to offer that it would be impossible to fit everything into a four hour time slot. However, depending on what your interest is, I’ve put together a list of many of the possibilities that you can partake in while you’re here. From gaming, museums, tours of the city, hiking […]