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Camping Recipes to Keep Your 4th of July Tasty!

June 18, 2015

The 4th of July weekend is synonymous with celebrating and BBQs.  There’s nothing better than a backyard barbeque on the 4th of July.  Oh wait, yes there is.  Camping right next to Mount Rushmore during the 4th of July weekend is one of the most memorable ways to celebrate the holiday.  While you might be away from all the neighborhood festivities, there are still plenty of 4th of July food ideas for your trip.  Get some good grub with great camping recipes meant to make your meal easy and tasty.  

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Last Modified: 06/18/2015 4:23:25 pm MDT


Tips for Selecting the Right Insect Repellent & Protecting Yourself Against Mosquito Bites

June 18, 2015

The Black Hills, like many places in the Midwest this year, have experienced record rainfall. While all the moisture makes everything lush and green, there are some downsides to the excessive rain. The increased moisture means an increase in the insect everyone loves to hate: mosquitoes. Mosquito bites can be one of the most annoying things to happen while you’re camping. Here are some tips on picking out the right insect repellent, tips to keep mosquitoes away, and the best methods for treating mosquito bites.

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Last Modified: 06/18/2015 4:00:00 pm MDT


Camping in the Black Hills and Being Healthy

June 18, 2015

Many families take a South Dakota vacation to view Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and historical Deadwood. There are so many things to do when you go camping in the Black Hills, and Palmer Gulch is a place where you could spend an entire day full of outdoor actives. Aside from all of the cool places to see in the Black Hills, there are an endless amount of outdoor activities in the Black Hills and at Palmer Gulch that can keep you busy for your entire trip. Camping in the Black Hills is often a very fun experience for the whole family and hiking outdoors raises our endorphins, but did you know that camping is actually good way to be healthy? Here are a few reasons why camping is just as good for your body as it is your soul and why being healthy means more than just diet and exercise.

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Last Modified: 06/18/2015 3:55:27 pm MDT


Breathtaking Black Hills Attractions at the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

May 28, 2015

For many, 2015 is going to be just like any other summer. However, summer 2015 marks a very special occasion. For seven days in August, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes over the southwestern part of South Dakota and occasionally spills over into Wyoming. Riders from across the country and around the world come to celebrate bikes, biker culture, and a love of the breathtaking rides offered by many of the Black Hills attractions.

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Last Modified: 05/28/2015 2:12:08 pm MDT


Top Black Hills Attractions for Your Family Vacation

May 28, 2015

You’ve finally made it to the Black Hills, and you’re ready to start your fun family vacation. There’s so much to see and do, you might not know where to start. Black Hills attractions offer so much to travelers, and one of the best ways to make memories while you’re here on vacation is to spend time with your family outside. Here’s a list of some of the best outdoor attractions you’ll see during your visit to the Black Hills.

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Last Modified: 05/28/2015 2:09:01 pm MDT


Tips for Your Black Hills Family Reunion

May 8, 2015

Summer is just around the corner, and maybe it’s time to start thinking about getting everyone together for a family reunion. These days, many families are spread out across the country, which means that getting everyone together for a weekend makes the time that much more precious. While technology can make it easier for all of us to stay in contact, reunions still require a lot of planning and can be very stressful. Family reunions can be a stressful event, but check out these following tips to make sure that everyone has a great, memorable time.

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Last Modified: 05/08/2015 3:50:36 pm MDT


Ten Things to Pack in Your Hiking Pack: Part 2

April 23, 2015

Most of us who go out hiking do it for the scenery, the exercise, and the fresh air. Unfortunately, things like bugs, unprotected exposure to the sun, and just plain accidents can hinder our experience. With the right hiking equipment, you’ll be able to enjoy your hike in less-than-desirable conditions. Keeping your hiking pack stocked with the right essentials is extremely important. So, here’s Part 2 of our list for your wonderful hikes in the Black Hills.

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Last Modified: 04/23/2015 9:29:13 am MDT


Ten Things to Pack in Your Hiking Pack: Part 1

April 23, 2015

You’ve finally made it to the Black Hills. You’re campsite is all set up. You’re ready to go exploring and immerse yourself in everything the area has to offer. Instead of taking a scenic drive, maybe you decide to go for a nice hike. Hiking can be a very fulfilling and rewarding experience, but your experience often depends on how prepared you are. Having plenty of water and only a 20 oz. bottle that you hastily grabbed at the general store before hitting the trail could be the difference between a breathtaking experience and a miserable one. Taking the right hiking equipment will vary on where you’re hiking, what your skill level is, what time of year you’re hiking, and even who’s hiking with you. Will you need extensive hiking equipment like a water filtration kit with you while you hike Harney Peak? No. There are certain, basic things you’ll need in your hiking pack for every trail around the Black Hills though. Make sure you and you’re family are prepared by having these items on your list.

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Last Modified: 04/23/2015 9:19:02 am MDT


Breakfast for Campers

April 23, 2015

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. Snow is melting, birds start chirping again, the days get longer (and warmer!). It’s the time of year when we start thinking about all the things we plan to do over the summer. We all know that a camping and hiking can take up a lot of energy throughout the day, so why not start your days off right with some healthy campfire breakfasts? The best camping breakfast recipes are easy and require little cleanup, which is why we dug around and found these two. These easy camping recipes are packed with enough protein to get you through the all the hikes, sightseeing, shopping, and whatever else you have planned for your vacation days.


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Last Modified: 04/23/2015 9:10:23 am MDT


Spotting Black Hills Wild Life

March 12, 2015


As winter melts away, the early spring in South Dakota is a great time to enjoy the abundant emerging flora and fauna that the Black Hills has to offer. While it’s not hard to spot a group of larger animals from your car while enjoying a scenic byway, the best way to see Black Hills wild life is to explore one of the many trails and wild life loops throughout the Hills and Badlands.

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Last Modified: 03/12/2015 3:42:14 pm MDT