Tag Archives: black hills

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

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

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 »

More Adventures in the Black Hills and Badlands

Black Hills and Badlands

Recently we had the good fortune to return to Badlands National Park and the Black Hills area. As those of you who have followed my blog for awhile know, I love these places. So when we had the opportunity to partner with Black Hills and Badlands to explore some new places and experiences in western South Dakota, we jumped all… Read more »

Back in Black: Hiking and Rock Climbing in the Black Hills

The Black Hills

Did you ever meet someone and just click? That’s what happened when I met Eric and Alicia at their home in Rapid City. We had interacted a little online, and Clarissa knew Alicia from college, but we were essentially strangers to each other. They had graciously offered to put us up for a few days, and treat us to some… Read more »

The Road So Far…

      1 Comment on The Road So Far…
The Road So Far

We’re┬áten days into our road trip, and life on the road has been great. We started with a brief stay in Sioux Falls before moving on to Badlands National Park, where we spent a day hiking before staying overnight in Sage Creek Campground. On day four, we headed into the Black Hills to meet our friends, the Boes, who treated… Read more »

Honeymooning Part 4: Pathways, Roughlock Falls, and Rapid City.

In this latest installment of my Honeymooning posts, I share our exploration of two sites in the Northern Black Hills; Pathways Spiritual Sanctuary, and the Roughlock Falls Nature Trail. There’s also a few great bits about Rapid City in this post as well.

Honeymooning Part 2: Harney Peak and Mount Rushmore

      5 Comments on Honeymooning Part 2: Harney Peak and Mount Rushmore

This is the second installment in a series detailing our adventures in South Dakota during our honeymoon.   Previous and later installments can be found here.   We started the second day of our honeymoon feeling much more well-rested than we had the day before. After waking up and getting our bearings, we got a little coffee and a few… Read more »