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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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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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Sweet Summertime at Pickerel Lake

Despite nature’s seemingly cruel attempt to thwart it, Summer has finally officially arrived in South Dakota. With that adventurous summer buzz in the air, residents and tourists alike are finding

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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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Kayaking in South Dakota: Firesteel Creek

I recently ventured out with my Kayak to Firesteel Creek. If you like to kayak this is a great place to get out and enjoy the scenery. Below I put

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Badlands in South Dakota

Rising out of the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Badlands are a striking combination of deep gorges, sharp peaks, and rolling valleys. Breathtaking to behold, the Badlands pose a

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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

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Custer State Park: Lots and Lots of Wild(ish) Life

With 71,000 acres, it’s a pretty good bet you’re likely to encounter an animal or two in Custer State Park. In fact, the park boasts 1,300 head of bison, so

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South Dakota’s Great Places: Glacial Lakes and Prairies Birding

PIERRE, S.D. – Some of South Dakota’s Great Places are along the birding trail in northeast South Dakota. The 38 trail sites are home to more than 300 species of

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Enjoy ‘Eagles and Bagels’ at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area

PIERRE, S.D. – Visitors to Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre will learn all about the park’s winter residents and enjoy a snack on the "Eagles and Bagels" Walk