Falcon Guides Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country
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Native Americans call this country Paha Sapa, meaning "hills that are black." Hikers call the Black Hills "paradise." An area of 6,000 square miles with more than 500 miles of trails, the Black Hills have affected travelers through the ages-including Native American leaders Crazy Horse and Black Elk, Gen. George Armstrong Custer and sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Black Hills country is a land of pine forested hills surrounded by prairie, and oasis full of wildlife and striking rock formations, an area of religious and historic significance, and an area of magnificent hiking diversity. Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country covers nearly all the trails in the area from Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park and Wind Cave and Badlands National Parks. Detailed descriptions and maps will get you to the trailheads and help you plan your trip. This guide also includes tips on safety and hiking with children, elevation charts, photographs, no-trace camping information, and an equipment checklist. Whether you are a veteran or novice hiker, Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country will lead the way to outdoor adventure.
- Vargo Outdoors
This book features detailed descriptions of more than 50 hikes, trail maps and the information you need for trips in South Dakota and Wyoming. Authors: Bert and Jane Gildart. Softcover; 200 pages; black-and-white photographs and maps. Falcon Publishing, Inc.; copyright 2006.