Fall 2021 Finale: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and Trip Wrap Up

Mother Nature had given us a stern warning—the beautiful days of early fall were being replaced with the first snow storms of the year. After receiving a foot of snow in the Black Hills, we had a reprieve as daytime temperatures quickly rebound into the 60s. But next time we likely wouldn’t be so lucky. …

Hiking the Tallest Peak East of the Rockies

Hike beneath towering granite spires to the tallest peak east of the Rockies Distance: 8.0 miles round trip (numerous routes of varying lengths possible) Type: lollipop loop hike Difficulty: moderate with ~1,500′ elevation gain Best season: summer through early fall At 7,242 feet elevation, Black Elk Peak isn’t just South Dakota’s highest point. It’s the …