Episode 62 — The Black Hills: Custer State Park and the Buffalo Roundup

Episode 62 — The Black Hills: Custer State Park and the Buffalo Roundup

This week on RV Miles, we begin our tour of the stunning Black Hills region of South Dakota. We cover the simply massive Custer State Park, including its wildlife, and a unique annual event – the Buffalo Roundup, where more than 1300 wild bison are herded into corrals by cowboys and cowgirls for health checkups.

We’ll also take you on some amazing scenic drives — the Needles Highway, which spins through hairpin and pigtail turns, as well as 8′ wide tunnels through the magnificent needle spires of the Black Hills, as well as the Iron Mountain Road, full of scenic vistas and striking views of Mount Rushmore.

All that, plus some RV-related news items, a listener question, a new brain teaser, and more!

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The latest America’s National Parks Episode is on Wind Cave National Park. Listen here: http://nationalparkpodcast.com/wind-cave/

Camping World flag controversy: https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/camping-world-ceo-blasts-statesville-council-vows-flag-isn-t-coming-down-/845876309

Gas prices nearing highest level in 4 years: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gas-prices-nearing-highest-level-in-four-years/

Theives steal another Boy Scout troop’s camping gear: https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/thieves-steal-albuquerque-boy-scouts-trailer-full-of-camping-essentials/1493049543

Custer State Park: https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/custer-state-park/

Buffalo Roundup: https://gfp.sd.gov/buffalo-roundup/


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