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One Tank Trip for South Dakota Camping

August 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for South Dakota Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. You’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to where to spend your vacation time, but as long as the route runs through South Dakota, you can be assured of getting an eyeful of nature’s grandeur, as well as experiencing a state steeped in the romantic history of the Old West. Much of South Dakota remains as it was in the days of Lewis and Clark, and is home to some of the most visited monuments in our nation, including America’s Shrine of Democracy, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore. Let’s kick this one tank trip off in the Black Hills community of Spearfish. Right off the top, you’ll be awed by Mother Nature’s handiwork when you head over to majestic Spearfish Canyon and see its two waterfalls, Rough Lock and Bridal Veil. If you choose to make your South Dakota camping trip in the summer months, Spearfish hosts the annual Black Hills Passion Play, which pulls in quite a crowd... [Read more...]

Video: Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park + Campground, Kalispell, MT

August 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Video: Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park + Campground, Kalispell, MT

Rocky Mountain “HI” RV Park & Campground, Kalispell, MT, is a terrific destination point! Spectacular Glacier Nat’l Park (28 miles away) can be a 3-4 day exploration trip all in itself. But if you have only a day to spare for the “Crown of the Continent,” drive past Lake MacDonald, and across the Going to the Sun Road to St Mary. You’ll return to the Rocky Mountain “HI” RV Park that evening with more than a camera full of awesome photos. Take another day & head South 20 minutes away to 30-mile long Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Got more time? Enjoy mountain hiking among beautiful wildflowers and rocky crags of the Jewel Basin Hiking area (30 min. away). Rocky Mountain “Hi” RV Park & Campground welcomes tenters, leashed pets, and is dedicated to making your stay enjoyable. There are sites for all tastes. The shade trees are tall enough for big rigs, but tree-free sites... [Read more...]

Family Friendly RV: 2005 Keystone Everest

August 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Family Friendly RV: 2005 Keystone Everest

2005 Keystone Everest Previously $149,225 – Now $139,988 29 ft used fifth wheel is a great deal for the travelling family! This family friendly RV sleeps 4 and has two slide outs, two swivel rockers, dinette table, leaded glass cabinet doors, slide out pantry, and more! Offered from Diamond Trailer Sales in Litchfield, IL. Email seller for details on this 2005 Keystone Everest! Find more great RVs on

Climbing to the Top of South Dakota

August 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Climbing to the Top of South Dakota

“Bagging” Harney Peak, South Dakota was an objective of ours during one recent summer road trip. Located in Custer State Park southwest of Rapid City, the South Dakota high point is the 15th highest by elevation. It is a six mile round trip hike rated Class 1—Moderate. Elevation at the start is 6,142 feet above sea level and elevation gain on the hike is 1,550 feet.  The predicted hiking time according to our guidebook is 3-4 hours. At the trailhead before our hike Camped at nearby Horse Thief Lake Campground in the Black Hills National Forest, we wake early and have a quick breakfast as we know this will be a challenge and are eager to get started. At 8:37 am we begin our hike. The Harney Peak Trail, also known as Trail #9, starts in the Black Hills National Forest and crosses into the Black Elk Wilderness area. It is a beautiful area for hiking. After a relatively easy ascent, we reach the peak at 10:13 am. At the top At the end of the trail, we climb up stone steps leading... [Read more...]

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