THE BADLANDS, NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA – JUNE 9, 2017

As part of 50 x 50 x 50 (50 hikes in 50 States before 50 years), we visited the Badlands of both North & South Dakota - the two States that remained in my quest to hike in all 50 States.  During the trip we stayed in the backcountry of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and visited the front country of Badlands National Park in South Dakota.  Both had unique terrain and abundant wildlife.  Here's the recap. … [Read more...]

The Spillway

The Weasel and Therm Rider enjoy the view of Sheridan Lake from the cliffs above the dam. Spring Creek flows around the dam and we'll follow it back to the trailhead tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Spring Creek Bridge

There are two bridges out on Spring Creek further downstream, but this one remains in tact - which saves us an early morning ford. … [Read more...]

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Sheridan Lake Dam

We hiked along this ridge and through the Flume tunnel to Sheridan Lake dam. Here's the view from the cliffs across the lake where we watched a bunch of boaters jump earlier in the day. … [Read more...]

Hiking The Lower Paddock Trail

The Camel hiking the The Lower Paddock Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. … [Read more...]

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We Have Bison

We had bison in our campsite and bison on the Trail, so this was anti-climatic.  But here's one from the car... … [Read more...]

Episode 44: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

In Episode 44, we delve in to The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - our best and worst experiences from the Trail.  Recorded live in the Black Hills of South Dakota, I sit "lantern-side" in the backcountry with long-time hiking friends BeerRun, The Camel, Therm Rider, and the Weasel.  Each signed up to accompany me on a quest to complete 50 hikes in 50 States - which ended this month near the defunct goldmines of Lake Sheridan in the Black Hills National Forest. We only scratch the surface of … [Read more...]

Our room with a view at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Our room with a view at #TheodoreRooseveltNationalPark. A podcast from this trip coming soon - titled The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!   … [Read more...]