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Motorcycle Safety Tips in the Black Hills during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Part 2

July 28, 2015

Every August bikers from around the world come to the Black Hills to celebrate the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s arguably the biggest event in the area every year, and with it comes a substantial increase in road traffic. While motorcyclists do their part to maintain a safe ride, there are things that people in passenger cars can do to help decrease accidents and ensure that everyone has a safe and happy Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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Last Modified: 07/28/2015 2:06:45 pm MDT


Motorcycle Safety tips for a Black Hills Vacation during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Part 1

July 28, 2015

The Black Hills and Badlands are known for their breathtaking beauty, rich historical background, and the home of the country’s biggest stone monuments, Mt. Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial. People vacation to the Black Hills to experience all of these things and more. Every summer, South Dakota is also home to another event which is little louder than the quiet brooks and creeks of the Black Hills. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally happens every August and with it comes the tradition of loud pipes, great music, and a lot of fun. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and DOT officials are projecting upwards of 1.2 million people. Needless to say, that’s a lot of people for an area like the Black Hills. We want everyone to have a safe and happy time during their Black Hills vacation, and so we’ve provided a two-part blog highlighting safety tips for motorcyclists and passenger vehicles alike.

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Last Modified: 07/28/2015 2:00:08 pm MDT


Easy Camping Recipes for your Black Hills Vacation

July 28, 2015

Getting a good meal while you’re camping doesn’t have to be hard and it doesn’t have to be messy either. Thankfully, we’ve got some easy camping recipes for you and your family to give all the energy you’ll need for a busy day during your Black Hills vacation or while you’re enjoying all of the activities here at Palmer Gulch. There’s a reason breakfast is called the “most important meal of the day,” and this easy camping recipe provides all the nutrients your body needs to start the day off right. While breakfast is important, dessert is fun. We’ve picked two tasty, easy camping recipes: one to start your day with, and one to end your day with.

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Last Modified: 07/28/2015 1:59:45 pm MDT


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