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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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South Dakota’s 300 miles of hiking and walking trails wind their way through the great outdoors, rewarding travelers with scenic overlooks, encounters with wildlife, and the pleasant coolness and hushed

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SD Undiscovered: Lake Mitchell

South Dakota, unlike its neighbor to the east, is not known as a land of abundant lakes. In the northeast corner of South Dakota, there are so many lakes you’d

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Head for the Mountains … and be Back in Time for a Nap

Living in the Black Hills means that you have pretty easy access to some beautiful mountains, but when there’s actually one in the middle of town, well, all the more

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Black Hills hike: Labrador Creek Road

I recently stayed in a rental cabin with some members of my family in the Black Hills. The cabin was in the Terry Peak area in the Northern Hills, just

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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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Public invited to discuss potential Rushmore-Mickelson trail connector

If you like hiking and bicycling, it doesn’t get much better than the Black Hills. Now there’s a proposal on the table that could add yet another great route to

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Confessions of a Non-Nature Lover: I Love Sioux Falls’ Outdoor Campus at Sertoma Park

Although I’m not usually an outdoorsy girl, the Outdoor Campus at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls has won me over.  A butterfly garden, a picturesque bridge, and easily accessible walking

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Jesse James and Devil’s Gulch

After hiking in Palisades State Park on Monday with my brother and his two oldest children, we decided to make the short trip to another site that I’d long wanted

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Photos from the hiking trails of Palisades State Park

I went hiking today in Palisades State Park, near Garretson. Here are a few photos: