Archives for the ‘Outdoor Adventure’ Category

8 Reasons to Love Winter in the Black Hills 8 Reasons to Love Winter in the Black Hills By | Nov 19th, 2015 | Category: Culture, Events, Outdoor Adventure Some say all good things must come to an end. But we’re not so sure… While we are saying goodbye to one of the most beautiful fall seasons on record, it doesn’t mean that we’re bracing for the winter blues. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why we’re just as excited to celebrate wintertime […]
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 […]
Hiking Iron Mountain Loop Hiking Iron Mountain Loop By | Nov 8th, 2015 | Category: Outdoor Adventure My husband has three simple criteria that he uses to judge his likeness of our hikes: the presence of water, rock formations and dense trees. Catering to his wish list, I recently discovered a perfect hike to meet all of his needs—the Iron Mountain Loop—located in the heart of the Black Hills. Beginning near the […]
Top 5 Instagram Posts of October Top 5 Instagram Posts of October By | Nov 3rd, 2015 | Category: Outdoor Adventure, Photography Our glorious fall weather from September has followed us all the way through October and now into November. But before we set out the cornucopias and stuff ourselves silly, let’s take a look back at the top Instagram photos from the last month: 1. October 2: “This sunset though. Photo: @fuhren.tsai” 2. October 26: “Here is a #tbt picture of beautiful Spearfish Canyon, […]
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 […]
A-Maze-ing Fall Fun A-Maze-ing Fall Fun By | Oct 1st, 2015 | Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure Candy corn, crisp evenings, boots, sweaters, pumpkins, hay rides, changing leaves and corn mazes are just a few of the many things I love about fall. Once I see the candy corn and pumpkin flavored everything hit the grocery store shelves, I can’t fight the itch to find some fall fun. Recently, my family and […]
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 […]
Flying with Black Hills Balloons Flying with Black Hills Balloons By | Sep 14th, 2015 | Category: Attractions, Events, Outdoor Adventure “You Should See the Hills from Here!” This travel-invoking slogan for Custer, SD couldn’t be more fitting. Custer is nestled among family attractions, museums, excellent shops and eateries, Crazy Horse Memorial, Jewel Cave National Monument and, of course, Custer State Park. It makes the perfect base for exploring all that the Southern Hills have to […]
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, […]
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