Climbing the Needles of South Dakota’s Black Hills

◊ 7.23.2017 ◊ Keystone, South Dakota Back in the West (or almost), we found a taste of home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This national forest is comprised mostly of pines, and the granite outcroppings definitely reminded us of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Aside from Mt Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, the … More Climbing the Needles of South Dakota’s Black Hills

The rugged beauty of Badlands National Park

◊ 7.21.2017 ◊ Badlands, South Dakota Badlands National Park is a rugged environment that supports a surprising amount of life. After driving straight through Minnesota and nearly all of South Dakota this was a much needed break, and it truly took us by surprise. Driving though the Midwest is pretty uneventful, being comprised mainly of … More The rugged beauty of Badlands National Park