I take you on a hike to the highpoint of South Dakota, Black Elk Peak, formerly known as Harney Peak. On this hike, I helped save a couple who ran out of water when it was 104ºF (40ºC). They crawled up to the summit, shaking with hunger and dehydration. The wife looked like he was […]
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I take you on the tough hike up Hanging Canyon to Ramshead Lake, Lake of the Crags, and the summit of The Jaw. This tough, steep hike is not for the faint of heart. The trail is not on an official park path, so there are no signs for it. I provide GPS coordinates and […]
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I take you climbing the North Dakota Highpoint known as White Butte. This easy hike travels through private property, so respect the landowner and park a mile away from the trailhead and gate. They actively use their farm road and don’t want to have the road blocked up by tourists. Do watch for rattlesnakes. The […]
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I take you on a complete helicopter tour of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. This 20-minute helicopter tour takes about half an hour total as it covers the major highlights of the park including The Wall and the Castle. It was a very hot day so the helicopter was grounded after my flight. I […]
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