Posts by Location

Below is a list of my outdoor adventure posts categorized by their geographical location.  Feel free to browse!

Black Hills:

Canoeing at Jenny Gulch on Pactola Lake

Great Hikes in the Black Elk Wilderness–I review portions of the Horsethief Lake and Grizzly Creek trails

Christmas Tree Hunting in the Black Hills National Forest

Lookout Point Trail at Wind Cave National Park

Winter Activities at Big Hill, Spearfish, South Dakota

Winter Fun at Eagle Cliff Ski Area

Stratobowl near Rapid City

Poet’s Table, Black Hills of South Dakota

Big Pine Trailhead Loop in the Black Hills

The Terry Peak Lookout Tower

Chapel in the Hills, Rapid City

Hot Air Balloons at the Stratobowl!

Black Elk Peak, Trail #9 (the Difficult, Northern Route)

Deerfield Trail (Trail #40) in the Black Hills

Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota

Spokane, South Dakota (ghost town)

Rimrock Trail Black Hills

Norbeck Trail in Custer State Park

Hike the Sunday Gulch Trail in Custer State Park

Canoeing at Deerfield Lake

Black Hills Blackberry Trail, near Mt. Rushmore

Old Baldy: a Great Place for Fall Colors in the Black Hills

Hiking the Prairie Trail at Custer State Park

The Flume Loop Trail

Little Elk Creek Trail

Coon Hollow Trail

Hiking the Boulder Hill Trail

“Secret” Hiking Trails off Sheridan Lake Road

Samelius Trail: North on the Black Hills Centennial Trail

Hike the Badger Clark Trail at Custer State Park

Dakota Point/Centennial Trail Loop Hike

Lover’s Leap Trail, Custer State Park

Centennial Trail, Elk Creek Trailhead North

Camping near Deerfield, South Dakota

Cement Ridge Lookout Tower

Grizzly Bear Creek Trail in the Black Hills

Barnes Canyon Trail in Custer State Park

Willow Creek Trail Black Hills

Centennial Trail Between Bear Butte and Alkali Creek Trailheads

Empire Mine, Black Hills of South Dakota

Little Devils Tower, Cathedral Spires and Needles Highway Loop

Hike the Hell Canyon Trail in the Black Hills

Hiking Black Elk Peak, Trail #9: the Easy Way!


11 “Don’t Miss” Sites in Colorado

Driving the Medano Creek Road at Great Sand Dunes National Park

The Best Hidden Gems of Northern Colorado

The Backroads of Colorado

The Drive to Crystal Mill in Colorado

7 “Must-See” Colorado Ghost Towns

Dinosaur National Monument:  the Colorado Side


Hike at Gay City State Park in Connecticut

Glacier National Park:

Going to the Sun Road at Glacier National Park

5 Things you Don’t Want to Miss at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park:  Hiking the Apgar Lookout Trail

Gunsight Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

Swiftcurrent Trail at Glacier National Park and 5 Other “Don’t Miss” Sites!

The Great Plains:

10 “Don’t Miss” Places for your Great Plains Road Trip


NOLS Wilderness First Aid

Opening Weekend on Beartooth Pass

Ghost Towns in Southwestern Montana

6 Don’t Miss Places for your Western Montana Road Trip

New England:

9 “Don’t Miss” Places for Your Vermont and New Hampshire Road Trip

Acadia National Park: Sunsets, Lighthouses, Hiking and More!

New Mexico:

5 “Don’t Miss” Places for Your New Mexico Road Trip

Lessons Learned on a Road Trip


Flight 93 Memorial

Gettysburg Battlefield

Hershey’s Chocolate World!


Dinosaur National Monument:  the Utah Side


Dugout Gulch Botanical Trail (#77)

West Tensleep Trail, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming–I review a portion of the West Tensleep trail to Mirror Lake

Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming

Hiking Devils Tower

Camping in the Bighorns

Hiking in the Bighorns

Wyoming’s Bear Lodge Mountains

Yellowstone National Park:

2 of the Best Hikes in Yellowstone National Park