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Hiking Old Baldy Mountain, Black Hills National Forest, SD

You can’t believe everything you see on a postcard about the back of Mount Rushmore. That’s actually a good thing; the scenery is much better in real life. Take, for

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SpearFish Camping – The Great Outdoors

Sometimes, a weekend spent “roughing it” can be a little too rough. If you’re camping too far from any kind of civilization, you’re responsible for all your meals, whether it’s

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Fill the Cup: Local Black Hills Coffee Shops

If you’re like 83 percent of Americans, the best part of waking up is … well, coffee. So, when you’re on vacation in the Black Hills, knowing where to get

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Black Hills Largest Man-Made Reservoir

If you find yourself driving along Highway 385 between Hill City and Deadwood, there will come a time when you’ll round a curve, the pines lining the road will drop

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Silver City Offers Golden Hiking, Mountain Biking and Fly Fishing

Silver City’s name is one part mystery, one part misnomer.   According to history section on the website that the town’s volunteer fire department maintains, “[t]here are conflicting stories about

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Hoist a Victory Stout at Rapid City’s Newest Brewery

Of all the things that could result when two young guys start brewing beer at home, a solid business plan is probably one of the least likely. But in the

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Top 3 reasons to take on the Crazy Horse Volksmarch

Hiking the Crazy Horse Volksmarch in the fog on June 7 of this year felt a little metaphorical. Throughout most of the hike, you couldn’t see your final destination. You

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Hike Near Needles Highway Takes You to Another World

As a kid, when my parents first took me on a drive along Needles Highway, I fully expected to see giant sewing needles stuck in the ground, their large eyes

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Top 5 Restaurants in Rapid City

For many of us, food is one of the most important — if not the most important — aspects of traveling. But it’s always hard to figure out where to

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The Summer in Pictures

The calendar says fall’s not coming until September 23, but my brain says “end of August, end of summer.” So, I’m feeling a little reflective. And what a better way