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.

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.

Balance and Coordination for Seniors

Balance and Coordination for Seniors

As we age, our balance changes. Gait and balance disorders are common in older adults. They can cause falls and even diminish our independence. 30% of people aged 65+ report difficulty walking or climbing and up to 20% require the use of an aid to walk (like a cane).

A Spring in your Step

A Spring in your Step

Winter isn’t quite over, but if you’ve been stuck in the house, feeling inert, there are plenty of activities to get your blood pumping and your body moving.

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!

Starting Something New: Places to go in the Black Hills

Starting Something New: Places to go in the Black Hills

For the next few months we’re going to talk about some of the hidden gems of the Black Hills and how to best enjoy them.  This month we’re talking about Rochford and Mystic!  They’re little villas in the heart of the Hills but they’re packed with beautiful scenery and great history. It’s also a great place to get outdoors for some exercise, even in the winter months.

Fall in the Black Hills

Fall in the Black Hills

Fall is an excellent time to make the most of Mother Nature while getting great cardiovascular exercise. We suggest a weekly hour-long hike. You’ll be able to get the exercise that you need while also taking in some of the splendor of the Black Hills.

Rally Staycation!

Rally Staycation!

For the “Rally Season” blog, it’s all about pampering and rewarding ourselves by taking some down time. Stay home, prepare our own meals, listen to our body and check out of the rat race for a week. There’s no better time to do that, even if you can’t afford to get away this year. Make this an annual holiday for your mind/body/spirit!