Black Elk Peak (South Dakota) 17-Sep-2019

Black Elk Peak (its name was changed from Harney Peak in 2016) is the highest natural point in South Dakota. It sits in the Black Elk Wilderness west of Rapid City, South Dakota. Although not directly part of Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy, we included it in our roadtrip because it offered a good hike, one we’d done before in 2003 (during our highpointer days).

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A Bully Visit to TR’s Legacy (September 2019)

The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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