Summer is here and so is the heat. It brings its own share of risks, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy summer adventures. You’ve just got to be smart about it. Here’s what you need to know to safely have fun in the heat.
There’s no shortage of great public lands trails in the Black Hills — enough that a hiker will never get bored. Old Baldy Trail #66 is one of these awesome trails that are worth a visit. There are a few areas where it’s easy to take a wrong turn, but I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to enjoy hiking Old Baldy.
Looking for a short, accessible hike that showcases much of what the Black Elk Wilderness has to offer? Check out Iron Mountain Trail #16, for an enjoyable solitary hike through the beautiful Black Hills.
Despite the fact that it provided the literal backdrop for everything we’ve done in Spearfish, I had given little thought to hiking Crow Peak. Don’t make that mistake! It’s a beautiful hike, with even more beautiful views at the top. During a recent visit from my brother-in-law, we made the trek to the summit, and the experience was worth every step. Ready to find out for yourself? Here’s everything you need to know about hiking Crow Peak Trail.
Spearfish Canyon’s Community Caves is a remarkable spot year-round, but winter transforms this spot into an ice castle complete with crystal columns and a glass-like floor. It’s a a steep trek up sheets of ice, but here’s how we conquered the ice cave — and how you can do it too.