Category Archives: Black Hills

I Bailed Out: Another Successful Failure of a Camping Trip

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Hiking in the Black Hills

Recently I realized that I haven’t had any alone time in the woods in months. In need of a little nature therapy, I parked my car at a trail head here in the Black Hills National Forest, set off on foot along a motorized trail, and searched for a spot to set up a shelter. Despite hiking for seven miles,… Read more »

What is a National Forest, anyway?

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In last week’s post I mentioned that I was excited about having a National Forest as a back yard. If you haven’t explored one before, however, you may have asked yourself, “what is a National Forest?┬áIs it like a National Park? What about Wilderness Areas?” I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing each of these, and I want to introduce you… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Home: Starting Our Life in the Black Hills

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For the last five years the Quad Cities have been my home, and the area has been quite kind to me. In my time there I’ve been a digital archivist, a marketing copywriter, a freelancer, a tour guide, a bartender, and a writer. Above all else, I’ve espoused the benefits of local adventure, microadventure, and incorporating adventure into your daily… Read more »