Sitting is the New Smoking

Sitting is the New Smoking

You’ve probably heard the above quote recently. Studies now show that a sedentary life is as harmful as cigarette smoke. But many of you have ‘desk jobs’ where sitting is the norm. So, how can you take control of your posture and your health when your profession requires you to sit?

Keeping Active in Your Twenties

Keeping Active in Your Twenties

You’re finally out of your parents’ house, attending school or working and paying rent in your first apartment. From social drinking to staying up late, and Netflix-and-chilling, slacking seems to be a way of life for those in their Twenties. But your Twenties are your first opportunity to set your own limits and goals, including the fitness routines that you may carry into your later years.

Watersports

Watersports

Summertime means lots of outdoor time for folks around the Black Hills. We spend many long winter months in cold and snow so when summer arrives, we want to spend as much time as possible in the sun. There’s nothing better on a hot day than splashing in the cool waters of Lake Pactola or Angostura, or skipping along by Rapid Creek. People who live in the Black Hills are also known for being very active, particularly during our sunny season and that includes our love for watersports. Everybody’s looking for a way to cool down during the hottest days of summer and luckily, we have plenty of lakes, streams and waterways to beat the heat.

Hiking Bear Butte, Spring 2018

Hiking Bear Butte, Spring 2018

Recently, we had the opportunity to hike Bear Butte. At 1251 feet, Bear Butte is the third most prominent summit in Western South Dakota. On clear days, you can see up to four states away from the peak! You can also see some of the other Black Hills landmarks, like Terry Peak, Crow Peak and Custer Peak.

Being a Responsible Hiker

We were prepared to release our blog about hiking Buzzard’s Roost when word came out about the recent vandalism in Custer State Park. Although all details are not known at this time, it appears that two women sawed Poet’s Table in half, carrying it (along with all the chairs and cabinet) out of the park.

Springtime in Custer State Park

Springtime in Custer State Park

Spring has finally sprung in the beautiful Black Hills and we can’t wait to get outside for activity and recreation! Custer State Park is always a great place to spend time during the spring but after the recent Legion Lake fire, many wonder how that will impact our community’s ability to enjoy CSP.

Exploring the Black Hills: Caving in Winter

Exploring the Black Hills: Caving in Winter

Want a new activity that the whole family can enjoy, even when it’s cold outside? Did you know that the Black Hills have several landmark cave systems? Caves are excellent places to explore any time of the year but during the winter caves are not plunged into cold like the rest of the outdoors!