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A few weeks back we hiked the Stratobowl Rim Trail, which is an easy and short hike near Rapid City with amazing views (a hiking trifecta). The lighting is best in the evening when the sun is setting so make sure to add this to your to-do list one of these summer nights! This is […]

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Last summer, my husband and I were given an amazing opportunity to take a ride in a hot air balloon with Black Hills Balloons. I will never forget the initial feeling as we lifted off the ground, and the peacefulness of floating high above. It’s truly one of the most unique experience you could ever […]

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Introducing the 2017 Black Hills Trail Running Series Written by Kyle Kranz, a Black Hills running coach. When I moved to Rapid City I was overwhelmed with the amount of trails available to adventure. With nearly 2,000 square miles of forest there are so many that I didn’t know where to start! Luckily, I discovered […]

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I’ve lived out here for two and a half years and had not visited this perfect lake behind Mt. Rushmore yet. We decided that camping here this summer is a must. Horsethief Lake has fallen into my top five favorite places in the hills. Located two miles northwest of Mount Rushmore, add this to your […]

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