Describes the Badlands and Black Hills region and suggests outdoor activities
Describes the Badlands and Black Hills region and suggests outdoor activities
This full-color guidebook features more than 150 family-friendly attractions and is arranged by themes, leading visitors and residents alike on a modern-day adventure through the best that South Dakota has to offer.
South Dakota resident Laural A. Bidwell offers her firsthand experience and advice on Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills–including the Southern Hills, the Badlands, and Keystone. Bidwell provides unique travel strategies such as Best Hiking Trails, Viewing Wildlife, and Fossil Collecting in the Parks, Grasslands, & National Forest. With expert tips on the best dining, shopping, accommodations, and camping, Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Fully updated and revised, this second edition has detailed descriptions and maps of fifty-five trails, from Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park, Wind Cave, and Badlands National Park.
A definitive visitor’s guide to the beauty and tranquility of South Dakota, covering not only historical sites and tourist attractions, but also hiking, hunting, fishing and camping as well as other forms of outdoor exploration. The first and most comprehensive guide to South Dakota highlights the state’s natural beauty and includes coverage of its major historical sites and tourist attractions, from Mount Rushmore and Deadwood to the Black Hills. The guide is especially family-friendly, outlining free or inexpensive activities as well as little known treasures that were discovered through personal experience and research on the ground. As in all Explorer's Guides, this book includes up-to-date maps and handy icons that point out places of extra value, family- and pet-friendly establishments, those that provide wheelchair access, and even selective shopping and special events listings.
Stunning hikes and walks in the Bluegrass State This comprehensive guide is the essential companion to any traveler’s journey into the verdant countryside of Kentucky. Take advantage of Hiram Rogers’ robust experience when navigating Kentucky’s rich natural attractions, from the Cumberland Gap through to the towering Black Mountain to the rockhouses and cascades of the Bark Camp Trail. Hikes are organized by distance, difficulty, and natural features—including waterfalls and arches—and paired with succinct but informative notes so you can choose the right trail for you and make the most of your journey. Take the knowledge of a proven hiking veteran with you as you explore all that Kentucky’s nature has to offer. As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying the most of what you want in a hike—whether it’s stunning lake views, luminous moonrises, or sublime skyscapes framed by the crests of mountains.
For twenty years Dan O’Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O’Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, “short-necked, golden balls of wool,” O’Brien embarked on a journey that returned buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half. Buffalo for the Broken Heart is at once a tender account of the buffaloes’ first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. Whether he’s describing the grazing pattern of the buffalo, the thrill of watching a falcon home in on its prey, or the comical spectacle of a buffalo bull wallowing in the mud, O’Brien combines a novelist’s eye for detail with a naturalist’s understanding to create an enriching, entertaining narrative. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be.South Dakota's Black Hills & Badlands Ghost towns and modern towns. Trendy eateries and rustic bars. Cowboys and artists. Rodeos, skiing, hiking, and biking. Breathtaking landscapes in a place of welcoming smiles. A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations How to live & thrive in the area from recreation to relocation Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children's activities"
Bart and his friends vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
This book is sure to become a much used reference for anyone interested in hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding the nearly 300 miles of trails in the Badlands of western North Dakota. This guidebook includes an invaluable mile-by-mile description of the new Maah Daah Hey Trail, a 100-mile single track trail that connects the two units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, as well as descriptions of all the trails in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the surrounding Dakota Prairie Grasslands. The guide also includes descriptions of completed sections of the North Country National Scenic Trail and trails in the state parks of western North Dakota.
WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. * Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. * Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. * Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization. Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes. Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots. Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: * The Pacific Coast * The Rocky Mountains * The Desert Southwest * The Heartland * The Lakes and Big Woods of the North * The Gulf Coast * The Appalachians * The Atlantic Coast
Rising out of the prairie, the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming had long been rumored to have promising quantities of gold. Sacred to the Lakota, the Black Hills was part of the land reserved for them in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. However, the tide of prospectors seeking their fortune in the Black Hills was difficult to stem. Members of the 1874 Custer expedition, lead by Gen. George Armstrong Custer, found gold. In 1875, scientists Henry Newton and Walter Jenney conducted an expedition and confirmed the rumors. By 1876, the trickle of prospectors and settlers coming to the Black Hills was a flood. The US government realized that keeping the interlopers out was impossible, and in 1877 the Black Hills was officially opened to settlement. In this sequel to their Black Hills Gold Rush Towns book, the authors expand their coverage of Black Hills towns during the gold-rush era.
What's so great about South Dakota? Readers will explore the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Mount Rushmore State including historic landmarks, fascinating history, and national memorials.
Covering the trails in the area from Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park, Wind Cave, and Badlands National Park, this indispensable guide provides accurate hike descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and concise trail information for the authors' favorite trails. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, Best Easy Day Hikes South Dakota's Black Hills Country has something for everyone.
This guide covers the full 114 miles of the George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and those 8 towns through which the trail runs. It provides handy maps, photographs and complete descriptions of distinctive features along the way. It includes supply suggestions and necissities for walkers or bikers. It includes contact information for services and lodging suggestions. Trail history is personalized by area authors, as well as a trail hiker wrote a full chapter about his hike thru at ag 70. Whether you're hiking, biking, x-country sking , snowmobiling, horseback riding, or car touring along the trail, this guide is the perfect resource for every traveler. It includes train, trail, and mining history, as well as flora, fauna, and geology information for the area to make your trip along the Mickelson Trail fun, interesting and educational.