Mount Roosevelt Memorial

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While in Deadwood last week I decided to check out Mount Roosevelt Memorial.  To get to the trailhead take US highway 85 northbound out of Deadwood.  In a couple miles you’ll take a left onto Mt Roosevelt Road, which is the same turn for The Lodge at Deadwood. About two and a half miles up this gravel road you’ll find the sign for Mount Roosevelt Memorial & Picnic Ground.

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Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch 2016

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Hiked the 10k Crazy Horse Volksmarch this weekend! A Volksmarch is an organized hike typically 10k (6.2 miles) or 5k (3.1 miles) in length. At the Crazy Horse Volksmarch hikers follow dirt trails and gravel roads all the way up to the arm of Crazy Horse directly in front of his nine-story-high face. The elevation of Crazy Horse is 6,740 feet, just 500 feet lower than Harney Peak which is the highest point in South Dakota. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States, with 15,000 walkers in a record year. Continue reading

Denver Zoo – March 2016

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While in Denver last month I spent two days at the Denver Zoo. I highly recommend a visit if you’re ever in the Denver area. Founded in 1896 some areas, such as the feline building, are a bit old school zoo design and feel a bit cramped. But other exhibit spaces are modern and very spacious. In fact the elephant habitat is said to be one of the largest in the world! Continue reading