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By Bill Hunger

The single booklet for hikers that covers the total kingdom contains 25 new hikes for a complete of a hundred.

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When seen from a distance, the pine-covered hills rising above the surrounding prairie appear dark colored. The mountains have long been used by plains Indian tribes as a place to purify themselves and seek visions. The 1897 Black Hills Forest Reserve became the Black Hills National Forest in 1905. For the hiker, these mountains and their surrounding areas offer early season adventures in a state where high elevations keep many trails snow-bound until July. It's a unique landscape, with open grassland parks and gently forested hills that are often pleated by variegated gulches and small canyons.

Altitude Sickness Few guidebook safety lists mention this one, but it's a fairly common problem. It's amazing how many people journey into the Wind Rivers from sea level, planning an ascent of Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest, without realizing that altitude could become a factor. The unacclimatized brain and body, deprived of oxygen at higher altitudes, can experience symptoms ranging from vomiting to total disorientation and confusion. I have practically carried babbling, seemingly mindless persons off peaks and had them not remember a moment of the ordeal when they reached a lower altitude and reclaimed their senses.

This cross-country wandering along the rather tiny Belle Fourche River offers privacy, silence and peace, glorious scenery, great wildlife, escape from the commercial development that usually accompanies such reservoirs, and a small chance to touch a tiny section of pristine Wyoming. NOTE: Private lands do surround the butte just described, and permission is needed to explore the woodlands and prairies they contain. 3 Cliff Swallow Loop Trail/Cook Lake Trail General description: Diverse hiking and mountain biking trails beginning and ending near the only natural lake found in the Bear Lodge Mountains.

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