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Harney Peak

The word “Hills” in the phrase “Black Hills” is a major misnomer. From atop Harney Peak, that point is abundantly clear. At an elevation of 7,242 feet, Harney Peak, the

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Black Hills National Forest launches new Web site

Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Craig Bobzien announced in a news release this week the launch of the new forest Web site at http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills. “Our new site has lots of
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Custer State Park trail to Harney Peak reopens

Back in October, I posted about the Forest Service’s decision to temporarily close some popular Black Hills hiking trails so that work crews could thin trees plagued by pine beetles.

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Pine beetles cause closure of popular Black Hills trails

Reports of the growing pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills have been worrisome for several years, but now the situation has gotten downright tragic. According to a report in

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Extra caution urged this year on the Harney Peak trails

At 7,242 feet, Harney Peak is the highest point in South Dakota and is billed as the highest point east of the Rockies. The peak is accessible by a moderately