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ADD VARIETY TO YOUR GAME

In golf, the most common types of tournament formatting are match and stroke play. Players compete to approach the hole in the least number of swings and avoid penalties from out-of-play shots and water hazards. While it’s typically the easiest way for individuals to enjoy a relaxing day out on the links, you

can spice up your game by including various competitive levels. SCRAMBLE If you’re playing with a significant number of players, this game helps expedite your speed and encourages each player to perform their best with each swing. Teams of two, three or four golfers take a shot on the initial swing. Once everyone participates, the group decides which ball provides the best position for the next shot. The process continues throughout the hole until it is completed. Most tournaments allow players to place the ball within one club length of the chosen placement. Scoring typically follows a strokeplay event where the lowest

cumulative score after the course is finished. BETTER BALL Better or best ball is like a scramble, but teams swing on their own ball throughout the match rather than choosing a specific shot to play. After each round, the lowest number from each player is the score for the resulted total on the hole. The game is ideal for strong players who desire to play individually against a team of less experienced golfers. FOUR-BALL Four-ball involves pairs of golfers who play their ball individually rather than alternating shots. During match play, team members who complete the hole with the fewest shots win their team’s point. You can also play stroke play in this format by counting shots and using the team’s best performer’s score. SKINS A game of skins can be played individually or with teams. The team or player with the lowest score at the end of each hole is awarded a “skin.” In this format, if two or more golfers tie, then

no point is given, and the award carries over for the next hole. Add a level of competitiveness to the game by providing monetary amounts to each skin as an incentive. It’s also fun to create your own awards for long chip shots, driving the green or incredible putts. Negative points can make the game more interesting by deducting awards for water shots, bunker landings or hitting the ball out of bounds.

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HIKE THE BLACK HILLS With miles of trails to choose from on thousands of acres of easily-accessible public lands, hikers in the Black Hills have a great opportunity to view wildlife, quietly behold some of the most scenic vistas in the country and learn about the history

SPEARFISH ’76 TRAIL

1.6 Miles - Difficult

Take 14A to Savoy. The trail begins near Spearfish Canyon Lodge and is accessible from the lodge parking lot.

BIG HILL TRAILS - 6 TRAILS

13.6 miles for the entire trail system Easy to Difficult

A-2.8 miles, A1 0.5 miles, B 3.5 miles, C 6.9 miles, D 7.5 miles, D1 0.2 miles Follow Tinton Road (FSR 134) 8 miles to the Big Hill Parking lot and trailhead.

CROW PEAK TRAIL 6.4 miles - Difficult

Head north on Main Street, Spearfish.Turn left onto Hillsview and drive approximately 4.1 miles. At the juncture, turn left onto Higgins Gulch Road, also known as Forest Service Road 214. Follow for approximately 7 miles to the trailhead.

DEVILS BATHTUB

1.1 miles - Easy to Moderate

From Spearfish, take 14A approximately 7.9 miles. Park at the Homestake Hydro Plant No. 2 and walk back down hill to Cleopatra Place and follow road in to trail. Trail follows creek upstream and can be very slippery in areas.

of the Black Hills by exploring interpretive trails through areas of rich history. More information and trail maps are available at the Black Hills National Forest Website, www. fs.usda.gov.

IRON CREEK

4 miles - Easy to Moderate

Take 14A about 11 miles. Just before you cross Iron Creek there will be a large parking lot on the right. There is a sign on the roadside for Iron Creek.

LITTLE SPEARFISH TRAIL

Upper Loop - 4.7 miles, Lower Loop 3.2 miles, Both Loops 6 miles, Spur Trail to Old Baldy Trail 0.9 miles - Easy to Moderate Take 14A to Savoy. Travel west on FSR 222 for approximately 4.7 miles to the trailhead.

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN 4 miles - Easy to Difficult

Head north on 10th Street and take a right on Nevada Street to the trailhead. Road dead-ends and trail begins.

OLD BALDY

5.7 miles - Moderate

Take 14A to Spearfish Canyon Lodge at Savoy, take Forest Service Road 222 6 miles to the intersection with FSR 134. Turn right and travel 1 mile. The trailhead is on your left. Or from Spearfish travel Tinton Road (FSR 134) 13 miles.

RIMROCK TRAILS

4.7 miles upper loop, 3.2 miles lower loop 6.3 miles all - Moderate

Take 14A to Spearfish Canyon Lodge at Savoy, travel west on Forest Service Road 222 approximately 4.7 miles. The trail intersects the road numerous times.

Remember, afternoon thunderstorms are common in the area and outdoor temperatures can change quickly, so dress in layers. Bring your own water, and do not drink from streams!

ROUGHLOCK FALLS TRAIL 2 miles - Easy

Take 14A to Savoy. The trail begins near Spearfish Canyon Lodge and is signed and accessible from the lodge parking lot.

SPEARFISH FALLS 1.5 miles - Easy

Take 14A to Savoy. Park at the Latchstring Restaurant. The trail is to the left of the restaurant.

SAVOY TRAIL 4 miles - Easy

Take 14A to Savoy. Follow the road right for a mile until you see a bridge and parking area on the right. The trail begins there and heads back down the Canyon. You can also start at Spearfish Canyon Lodge and hike the Roughlock Falls Trail, or hike the opposite direction to the Savoy intake pond.

TINTON TRAIL

8.8 miles - Moderate

From Spearfish, take Forest Service Road 134 until you cross a cattle guard. The trailhead is directly on your left.

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PIEDMONT

WHITEWOOD

LITTLE ELK CREEK

OAK PARK

6 miles - Easy

0.9 Miles - Easy

From I-90 follow Laurel Street turn right onto Meade Street. Keep left onto Park Street. Trail starts and ends at Oak Park on the right.

I-90 Exit 44 E to County Hwy Mc-4a/Little Creek Rd. Then turn right onto County Hwy Mc-4a. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Sturgis Rd. Turn left onto County Hwy. Mc-4a for 1.5 miles to Trailhead.

STURGIS

LEAD/DEADWOOD

7TH CALVARY TRAIL SYSTEM

BURNHAM TRAIL

10 miles - Easy to Moderate

0.6 miles - Moderate

The trail system can be accessed via four trailheads including Lions Park off Lazelle Street, Alkali Creek, Fort Meade Trailhead, and Old Stone Road.

Originates Highway 85 and Burnhamp Ave.

DAYS OF ’76 LOOP 0.6 miles - Easy

BEAR BUTTE STATE PARK 1.85 miles - Moderate

Travel East of Sturgis on SD Hwy. 79 to Bear Butte State Park Drive.

The Centennial Trail is the longest trail in South Dakota running 110 miles from the top of Bear Butte to Wind Cave National Park.

BEAR BUTTE LAKE Easy

Travel East of Sturgis on SD Hwy. 79 to 203rd Street.

Trailheads can be found on the eastern end of Sturgis and in the Fort Meade Recreation area.

EAGLE CLIFF

27.1 miles - Easy to Difficult

From Spearfish, take 14A south through Spearfish Canyon on Hwy. 85 to Cheyenne Crossing. Take a right on Hwy. 85 7.4 miles to the first of three trailheads.

FOREST HILLS TRAIL

HOMESTAKE TRAIL 3.2 miles - Moderate

Originates near mile marker 109 of Mickelson Trail.

STURGIS TRAIL SYSTEM 16.69 miles - Moderate

I-90 Exit 32. Follow Vanocker Canyon Rd. approximately 3.5 miles.

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0.8 mile - Easy

Take Hwy. 85 north out of Deadwood for 1.5 miles. Turn left at The Lodge and continue on Forest Service Road 133 approximately 2 miles.

SAINT AMBROSE CEMETERY MT. MORIAH BULLOCK TRAIL 0.9 miles - Easy

Originates at Mt. Moriah Visitor Center at 1 Mt. Moriah Drive.

Originates at Sherman and Harrison Streets.

Originates at Deadwood Public Library on Williams Street.

11 miles - Easy

MT. ROOSEVELT

DEADWOOD BIKE TRAIL

1.5 miles - Easy

FORT MEADE TRAIL

Originates near the old railroad depot on Sherman Street in Deadwood.

WHITEROCKS TRAIL

Originates at event complex at 501 Main Street.

110 miles - Easy to Difficult

109 mile trail

Originates at event complex at 501 Main Street.

1.5 miles - Easy

CENTENNIAL TRAIL SYSTEM

MICKELSON TRAIL

2.4 miles - Moderate


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BLACK HILLS LAKES & PONDS

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PREPARING YOUR BOAT FOR SPRING

LEAD/DEADWOOD ROUBAIX LAKE

From Deadwood, travel south on US Highway 385 for approximately 13 miles. Turn right onto FSR 255, and travel approximately one mile to Loop C 0.1 mile.

AMENITIES:

Camping, Public Toilets, Shore Fishing, Boat Rental, Beach, Swimming, Fishing Pier & Cabins

STRAWBERRY HILL POND

From Deadwood, travel south on US Highway 385 for approximately 4.4 miles.

AMENITIES:

Shore Fishing, Picnicking & Tent Camping

NEMO DALTON LAKE

From Deadwood, travel south on US Highway 385 for approximately 9.5 miles turn onto Nemo Rd. and travel 12.5 miles. Turn left onto Vanocker Canyon Rd for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Dalton Lake Road 2.5 miles.

AMENITIES:

Shore Fishing, Public Toilets, Camping & Ice Fishing

REAUSAW LAKE

From Deadwood, travel south on US Highway 385 for approximately 9.5 miles turn onto Nemo Rd. and travel 4.9 miles.

AMENITIES: Shore Fishing

NEWELL NEWELL LAKE

Go North on SD-79 8.2 miles, then turn right onto Newell Lake Rd. Travel 2 miles then turn left onto Newell Lake 3 Rd.

AMENITIES:

Warmer weather arriving is a siren song to all avid boaters of any type of watercraft. But if your boat has been docked, undercover or garaged for months it’s time to prep for the season ahead by taking action to ensure your boat is operating properly for maximum enjoyment. Here’s a handy checklist to help you hit the water safely and in top running order. Wash away the winter: Dewinterizing your boat begins with a good scrub to get rid of the grunge by washing, waxing and detailing your boat. Boating is always more fun in a clean, sparkling craft. Check the hull: Carefully inspect the hull for blisters, chips and cracks, as well as for chalky residue. Oxidation is the hull’s enemy, so if you note chalky residue determine the level of oxidation and restore the gel coat to its original luster. To keep oxidation at bay, follow a gel coat maintenance plan. Use the right cleaners: Be sure to use marine-safe cleaners on your boat, not general store-bought cleaning solutions. Marine-safe cleaners are designed to be used on a boat’s vinyl or canvassing. Other harsh chemicals can damage these materials. Clean the bimini top, seats, covers and other vinyl and canvas items, and check for tears, mildew and dirt. Clean the wipers: Inspect and replace windshield wipers if necessary. Begin the season by protecting them with a rubber lubricant to ward off the harsh marine environment. Clear the bilge: If you haven’t totally protected your boat over the winter,

you’ll want to clear out any rain or snow that has seeped into the bilge. Pump that dirty water out before you head for the lake or ocean. Charge the battery: Ensure your battery has a strong charge. If it’s weak or has low capacity, purchase a new one so you won’t get caught without power on the water. Perform a safety check: Test navigation lights, the horn and all safety equipment to ensure it’s in proper working order. Likewise, check your life jackets and first aid kit. Get the boat serviced: Most owners change the oil in their boats and get outdrive service once a year. If you didn’t change the oil at the end of last season, now’s the time to remedy that to clear out buildup from water, acids and other byproducts and prevent corrosion and wear. If you are an avid boater, it is recommended you change the oil after every 50 hours of use. Larger boats and yachts may require special service. Check your registration: Registration laws vary from state to state. Make sure yours is up to date and your boat is displaying current stickers. Examine your trailer: If you don’t dock your boat at a marina, be sure to check your trailer to make sure the lights are working properly and the tires are inflated correctly before you hit the road. Put back the plug: Many owners remove the drain plug from their boats for the winter. Some forget to put it back. To avoid that sinking feeling, check and plug.

Camping, Public Toilets, Boat Ramp, Shore Fishing & Picnic Tables

SPEARFISH COX LAKE

Take Exit 2 then turn right onto Red Hill Rd. then turn right onto Old US 14 E. In 0.3 miles turn left onto McNenny Rd for 1.3 miles, 8 min (9.7 mi), Take McNenny Rd, Located 6.4 miles N. Spearfish

AMENITIES: Fishing

BELLE FOURCHE ROCKY POINT RECREATION AREA AT BELLE FOURCHE RESERVOIR 8 miles east of Belle Fourche off Hwy 212.

AMENITIES:

Boating, Fishing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Camping, Cooking Out & Water Skiing

BLACK HILLS DEERFIELD RESERVOIR

From Lead take Hwy 14 ALT West 7.5 miles. Then turn onto N. Rochford Rd for 14.8 miles. Continue on Rochford Rd. Drive to County Rd. 417 11 miles. Continue onto L305/Rochford Rd. then turn left onto S. Rochford Rd. Travel 8.9 miles then turn left onto County Rd. 417 1.4 miles.

AMENITIES:

Biking, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking & Boating

PACTOLA RESERVOIR From Deadwood take Hwy 385 South 26.7 miles. Turn right onto Custer Gulch Rd. 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Pactola Rd.

AMENITIES:

Biking, Camping, Fishing, Boat Rental, Picnicking & Hiking

IRON CREEK LAKE Head north on N Main St toward E Jackson Blvd . Take N Tinton Rd to Iron Creek Lake Rd

AMENITIES:

Swimming, Picnicking, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Non-motor Boating Allowed, Beach & Boat rental

MIRROR LAKES Take Exit 2 then turn right onto Red Hill Rd. then turn right onto Old US 14 E. In 0.3 miles turn left onto McNenny Rd then turn left onto Upper Mirror Lake Rd. and travel a half mile.

AMENITIES:

Shore Fishing, Public Toilets & Public Docks

YATES POND From Cheyenne Crossing (intersection of US 14A and 85), travel north on US 14A for approximately 0.25.

AMENITIES:

We’ll Hook You Up Live Bait | Tackle | Hunting Supplies | Guns | Ammo Camping | Fishing | Hiking Maps

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Fishing Licenses sold here

Lake & Pond Fishing

STURGIS BEAR BUTTE LAKE Located 6 miles North east of Sturgis off Hwy 79.

AMENITIES:

Motorboats allowed, Camping, Fishing & Boating

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HIT THE ROAD:

MOTORCYCLES ARE EFFICIENT, ENJOYABLE FOR ROAD TRIPS Whether you are looking for a new adventure or just an economical way to get around, a motorcycle can be a great purchase. A motorcycle gives you far more flexibility and freedom than a car or truck, along with the ability to park virtually anywhere and hit the road with just a small amount of gas money. EFFICIENCY As gas prices rise and traditional vacations become less and less affordable, a summer adventure on a motorcycle is looking better all the time. With a motorcycle, you don’t have to worry about gassing up a big SUV or motor home, and you don’t have to worry about pricey hotel rooms and expensive rental cars. You can simply hit the road, stopping at interesting places along the way and staying overnight at campgrounds and other places popular with motorcycle riders. BRING A GROUP Hitting the road on a motorcycle can also be an enjoyable family activity. You can spend a whole summer bonding with your spouse and falling in love all over again as you travel the back roads and rediscover the hidden beauty of America. Or you can strap on a sidecar and bring the kids along for the ride.

No matter where you want to go in this great land of ours, a motorcycle can take you there. PLAN AHEAD But before you can begin your adventure, there are some practical realities you need to deal with first. For instance, you need to have a special license to drive a motorcycle, so before you get the bike of your dreams you will need to first make an unglamorous trip to the DMV. Once you have your motorcycle license in hand, you can start gearing up for your trip by buying the safety and foul weather gear you will need to stay safe in any weather conditions. Without the roof of a car to protect you from the elements, you will need a way to stay dry when the summer sky is less than cooperative. A quality rain slicker is a must, as is a

GAME ON!

motorcycle helmet with a visor you can use while riding in the rain or while traversing those dusty back roads. Speaking of helmets, it is important to research the helmet laws in each state you plan to pass through, since each state has its own laws regarding whether or not motorcycle riders must wear head protection. It is a good idea to wear your helmet even when it is not required by law, but that is a decision every motorcycle rider will need to make for themselves.

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Once those practical realities are attended to, you can hit the open road for the adventure of a lifetime.

Leading Ladies Marathon & Half Marathon August 22, 2021 To Register visit www.leadingladiesmarathon.com

Get Ready to RIDE Schedule your Spring Tuneup now and get your bike ready for the road.

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CHOOSE YOUR TRAILS: TINTON ROAD SYSTEM

• 9 miles south of Spearfish on Tinton Road

REDLAKE TRAIL AREA

• 15 miles south of Spearfish on Tinton Road

IRON CREEK LAKE AREA

• 13.3 miles south of Spearfish, located on Iron Creek Lake Road

TRAILSHEAD TRAIL SYSTEM

• 13 miles southwest of Cheyenne Crossing

GALENA AREA

• 26 miles southeast of Spearfish, located on Galena Road

NEMO AREA

• 38 miles southeast of Spearfish, located on Nemo Road

GET YOUR MAPS: SPEARFISH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER • 603 N. Main St., Spearfish

FOREST SERVICE OFFICE

(NORTHERN HILLS RANGER DISTRICT)

OHV/UTV TRAIL SYSTEM The Black Hills is home to hundreds of miles of off-road trails that offhighway vehicle (OHV) users of all types can enjoy. Previously, riders could drive anywhere in the forest that wasn’t posted closed, but a federal directive required that an official system be

established and maintained in order to protect the environmental resources of the forest. Now organized and maintained by the Forest Service, the trail network stretches across 650 miles of the 1.2 million-acre forest. There are 3,650 miles of roads and

trails in the Hills. Of those, 707 miles will eventually be marked specifically for off-highway vehicle use. Many trails still require work. Disconnected trails need to be connected across streams and around private and non-federal land.

• 2014 N. Main St., Spearfish

ONLINE • www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills

PAY YOUR DUES: • Fees - $20/week or $25/year

In-state licenses and temporary out-of-state permits can be purchased at the Lawrence County Treasurer’s office in Deadwood. Multiple permit types are available, so for more information, contact the treasurer’s office at 578-1862 or visit www.lawrence.sd.us/treasure.htm.

FINDING THE RIGHT BIKE Finding the right bike is simple for children: Find the right height in their favorite color and they are good 
to go. Adults have more to take into account as they make their two-wheeler decisions, and it’s an important decision. The wrong bike could make your next cycling trip harder, less comfortable and potentially dangerous. REI’s expert advisers suggested a number of factors to consider when purchasing a bike: fitness level, where you’ll be riding, including the terrain, and how much money you want to spend. MOUNTAIN BIKES Mountain bikes have flat handlebars and gears, large tires, better braking systems and a shock-absorbing suspension that will allow you to take on rocks, ruts and other hazards of uneven terrain. They have fewer gears than road bikes. Not all mountain bikes are built for the same terrain, however; for particularly rough terrain, look into fat bikes, with tires that are 4 and 5 inches wide, while trail bikes, which are the most popular type of mountain bike, allow for a mix of fun, efficiency and sensible overall weight. ROAD BIKES If you live in an urban area and will be biking on even surfaces, a road bike could be

a good purchase. They’re lightweight (great if you’re lifting your bike on and off buses or trains) and are good for commuting, fitness cycling, touring and racing. The handlebars curve downward, helping make the rider more aerodynamic — and faster. Riding at this angle can aggravate the cyclist’s lower back. HYBRID BIKES This is the bike for people who want to use the same bike to commute, ride through the local park and do a little mild offroading. Hybrids tend to have the smaller tires of road bikes with the maneuverability of mountain bikes but are frequently built to be a little more comfortable than either, with a wider saddle or a shock-absorbent fork. Features could include disc brakes, racks, fenders or lighting. SPECIALTY BIKES Looking to ride leisurely through town? A cruiser, with wide tires and seat and a relaxed sitting position, is the bike for you. Cargo bikes, while heavy, are built for carrying gear, while folding bikes, as their name implies, can be folded into a carrying bag and packed into work or on a trip. There are even electric bikes with a motor to help you climb hills more easily.

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HAPPY CAMPERS GROW IN NUMBERS Camping is a great American pastime and summer is the season that beckons more campers than at any other time of the year. It’s easy to understand: under sunny skies, forests, trails and lakes beam, inviting nature-lovers and inspiring the outdoorsman in all of us. And those numbers are growing. According to its annual report on camping, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) revealed that more than 6 million new North American households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014. The most avid group — those who camp three or more times each year — has increased a whopping 64 percent, an indicator that camping is growing quickly with no indication of slowing. HERE’S SOME KEY POINTS FROM THE KOA REPORT: Increases in new campers: In the U.S. there was an increase of 2.6 million new camper households in 2017. Further, representation among all ethnicities is beginning to appear more like the overall population. Accessible technology: Increases in camping — both in reach and frequency — can be tied to increased accessibility due to the removal of previously held beliefs and barriers. Which is to say, access to Wi-Fi has greatly diminished those barriers,

allowing campers to easily connect, an impact that increases their ability to take longer trip. Accessible, but unplugged: Nearly all campers (97%) state that they bring some type of technology with them while camping. About a third of all campers say they have a smartphone with them, but they don’t turn it on (used for safety only). Millennial families are more likely to stay online, sharing their experience on various social media platforms. Less stress, more relaxation: The annual report continues to show that campers view camping as a time to relax, escape stress and clear their minds, spending more time with family and friends and increased recognition that camping contributes to emotional and physical health. Teens engaging: Teen campers continue to be highly engaged in camping and demonstrate a great deal of enthusiasm toward camping and the outdoors. Teen campers express higher levels of enthusiasm toward camping than what adults predict; 94% of teens state they are enthusiastic

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about camping, compared to 77% of adults who say that teens are enthusiastic. Diversity in camping: New campers are more diverse thanthe overall population with a nearly even split between white and non-white campers. Millennial campers: Six out of every 10 millennial households tried some type of camping or lodging in 2017, but the experimenting is being driven by Hispanics (71% ) and African Americans (78% ) trying out new ways of camping. Nearly all millennials (93% ) and Gen Xers (93% ) would like to try some type of new camping. Millennials are the most likely to want to experience backcountry camping and/or glamping, while Gen Xers seek unique accommodations.

RVs, tents or cabins: Most campers continue to identify tents as their primary way of camping. Tents are relatively inexpensive, easy to transport and can be set up almost anywhere. But RVs vie for the lead — although many either rent or borrow and RV for an excursion. A fourth of campers settled for cabins, accounting for a large influx of non-white campers who express a preference for the comfort of cabins.

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