Archives for the ‘Outdoor Adventure’ Category

4th of July Happenings & Area Wildfire Updates 4th of July Happenings & Area Wildfire Updates By | Jun 30th, 2016 | Category: Culture, Events, Outdoor Adventure The 4th of July weekend is ahead of us, making this is a good time to share the weekend events taking place throughout the Black Hills and Badlands. With a beautiful forecast in store, we've got you covered on everything you need to know regarding Independence Day celebrations. In the same breath, it's also a […]
Get in on the Goodness of Open House Weekend Get in on the Goodness of Open House Weekend By | May 12th, 2016 | Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure Most people associate Memorial Day Weekend with the official kick-off of summer. But here in South Dakota, we like to be ahead of the game. We prefer to ring in the season of sunshine one week earlier with the state park system's annual Open House Weekend. Taking place this year Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, […]
Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. By | May 8th, 2016 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Dining, Discoveries, Events, Outdoor Adventure, Photography The National Bison Legacy Act—a bipartisan bill designating the bison (also known as buffalo) as America’s official national mammal—has stampeded through both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and now awaits President Obama's signature into law. As North America's largest land mammal, the buffalo would join the ranks as an iconic American symbol alongside […]
How to Get a Grip on Black Hills Bouldering How to Get a Grip on Black Hills Bouldering By | Apr 12th, 2016 | Category: Outdoor Adventure Many people already know that the Black Hills are home to an endless array of rock climbing. From the beautifully streaked limestone walls that line Spearfish Canyon to the coarse granite formations concentrated near Mount Rushmore—and everything in between—the Black Hills are a climber's paradise. Many route climbers tend to set their sights on scaling […]
Sure Signs of Spring in the Black Hills Sure Signs of Spring in the Black Hills By | Mar 17th, 2016 | Category: Culture, Outdoor Adventure For many people, today is a day flooded with universal symbols and traditions of Irish-American folklore—shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, corned beef and green beer. Whether or not you tailored your outfit to include something green, St. Paddy's Day also corresponds with the onset of spring. Here in the Black Hills, we have some sure […]
Epic Winter Camping & Four-Wheeling in the Black Hills Epic Winter Camping & Four-Wheeling in the Black Hills By | Mar 6th, 2016 | Category: Culture, Outdoor Adventure I have been blessed to live within the Black Hills National Forest for most of my life—an area that is well-known for its amazing motorcycle and snowmobiling routes, among countless other activities. But very few people realize that there is quite a four-wheeling following in the area as well, and it has been a passion […]