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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 summer hike / picnic / camp list.

 

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Processed with VSCO with m5 presetWith the blast of 70-degree days, we got outside and conquered one of my favorite hikes. Osprey Trail is such a beautiful (and super easy) hike. With an A and B loop to choose from, both routes offer different view points around the backside of Pactola Lake. A gem of a trail.

SD 1889, DAKOTA UPRISING, CLOTHING, BLACK HILLS

The SD 1889 items dropped in the latest fall 2016 collection – if you haven’t seen these items yet, you need to take a good look at these. The year 1889 comes from the idea that the state of South Dakota was founded in 1889 – it’s the year our state became official. I thought it was a fun date and moment in time to recognize, so I put the idea into print on a couple of tees and a couple of new items – a mug and a really sturdy tote.

The SD 1889 Tee – $32.50

The SD 1889 Tee is THE SOFTEST TEE IN THE HISTORY OF TEES. Not even joking. It’s a white-flecked (kind of a gray-looking color), unisex tee and Bella and Canvas brand (heck yeah) with a faded, grunge design of the SD 1889. It’s pretty rad. If you like the vintage look, which is totally in right now, then you need to swoop up this tee stat. Ellen is wearing a small in the photo below – if that gives you an idea of the fit.And it’s now my favorite shirt of all time. SHOP IT NOW.

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The SD 1889 Tote – $23.50

It’s not just another tote, you guys. Ok, well yeah it is another tote. But the quality is REALLY sturdy with super thick fabric, nice printing quality and the perfect size for a grocery bag, snack bag on road trips, or you can probably think of other creative ways to use it. SHOP IT NOW.

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Thank You Shoutout

Thank you to Mike and Ellen of Our Adventure for volunteer to model for me. Take a peek at their Instagram for some of the best photos of our beautiful Black Hills area. See their Instagram feed.

Shop more SD 1889 items at dakotauprising.com including a long sleeve, sweatshirt, and coffee mug. Remember to use coupon code STAYWARM to get free shipping through the end of February.