Badlands Rim Road

South Dakota Hikes

Float the idea, to most folks, of a trip to South Dakota and you're likely to get a look that says..."yeah, no thanks".  Thankfully for me, friends who had visited the Black Hills and Badlands previously told of what a surprisingly amazing state it is, regardless what image others might have of it.  Over the years I've now made a pair of trips to this wonderfully beautiful and diverse state.  In these albums I wander the magnificently stark Badlands and the rugged Ponderosa Pine-covered stone peaks of the Black Hills.  Anyone with a love of diversity and wild places should definitely put South Dakota on their itinerary.  Trust me...

Adventure Log:  38.6 miles