Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country (Regional Hiking Series)

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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.

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Covering 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 Park, this book offers detailed descriptions and maps that 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're a veteran or novice hiker Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country will lead the way to your outdoor adventure in the Black Hills country.

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Bert and Jane Gildart share an enthusiasm for adventure, hiking, photography, and natural history. Bert is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and has been writing about the outoors for the past twenty years. He has served as a backcountry ranger in Glacier National Park and has written more than 300 magazine articles and nine books. Bert and Jane's others book for Falcon include Hiking Shenandoah National Park, Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park, and AFalconGuide to Death Valley National Park: A Guide for Exploring the Great Outdoors.

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