Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Mickelson Trail in South Dakota

While we’re on the subject of rail trails, one of the best in the country is the Mickelson Trail through the Black Hills of South Dakota.  It’s over 100 miles long and runs from Edgemont in the south all the … Continue reading

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Hold the Doom and Gloom – A Rail Trail Update

Here’s an update on the situation regarding rail trails, and the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.  It appears the news is not all bad, but expect more litigation . . . “down the line.” More on the Supreme … Continue reading

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Rail Trails Take a Hit

From the Bad News Desk, we have this: The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to rail trails.  The implications are not yet clear, but it appears that any federally protected right of ways that exist on private lands … Continue reading

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Burrowing Owls

Burrowing owls are one of the coolest species of wildlife that can be found on the Great Plains.  I realize that statement is an opinion, and you are as free as ever to disagree, but owls just seem smart to … Continue reading

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