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50 Hikes 50 States Project

50 Hikes 50 States Project

50 Hikes. 50 States. A project to hike one hike in every state in the U.S. Lucky. I live in a beautiful country filled with millions of miles of trails through thousands of beautiful places organized around 50 states. As a resident of the United States, I am more than...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–South Dakota

50 Hikes 50 States Project–South Dakota

50 Hikes 50 States--South Dakota Before heading out on our road trip to knock out Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota on our 50 Hikes 50 States Project, my daughter wanted to have a sit down. She was very concerned about our choice to drive in the path of a Trump...

Take a Good Walk in South Dakota

Take a Good Walk in South Dakota

Take a Good Walk in Badlands, South Dakota (note: this blog was updated in 2020.) South Dakota doesn't necessarily invoke a good walk in the mind. With the Gatlinburg-like overabundance of tourism in Rapid City and the reputation of the ill-named Badlands National...

Western National Parks Roadtrip 2900 Miles

Western National Parks Roadtrip 2900 Miles

Whoa! The Western Road Trip My ideas for road trips come out of the most simple conversations. Since my daughter would be going to overnight camp in Arizona, why not make a giant road trip out of it and hit my favorite places in the US? The added bonus would be my...

5 Unusual Things to Do at Mount Rushmore

5 Unusual Things to Do at Mount Rushmore

5 Unusual Things to Do at Mount Rushmore Historically, Mount Rushmore catered to grandiose extravaganza so that it could stay funded and be finished. Not much has changed. The recent garage-parking expansion overshadows the gorgeous sculpture, yet Mount Rushmore is...