South Dakota What to Pack

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South Dakota What to Pack

  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm!

    Under no circumstances should you be without sunscreen and lip balm when you visit the Dakotas. Trees are rare in most places across the northern plains, so of course shade is hard to come by. And you'll be surprised by how dry the air can get in the summer--your lips will crack with ease if you're not ready to protect them.

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  • Layers are a must

    Bring as much as your stay requires. If you are going to be hiking or snowmobiling, be sure to bring plenty of warm clothes, many layers and good solid boots/shoes. Weather can change rapidly and it can be quite windy. You will want a polarizer or a good telephoto, and wide angled lenses. There is incredible landscape to take in as well as...

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    Dress in layers here. It can be hot as h--- or colder as the dickens. Family Travel [ View My Guestbook ][ Sign My Guestbook ]

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    Family Travel Mosquito repellent, I got bitten as soon as we got into town, then many more in the evening lighting ceremony. Flashlights, to be able to see if you're going out at night, if you want to see the sculpture more clearly in the lighting ceremony bring more powerful ones.

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    These tips refer to a camping or hiking trip in the Black Hills: a fanny pack or daypack is essential for carrying water and snacks for the hike. Bring hiking boots and plenty of warm clothing for the evenings. There is no humidity in the Hills, so it never seems horribly hot. Be especially sure to bring warm pajamas if you are camping. It gets...

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    Depending on what time of year you travel to S.D. - you want to bring a variety of clothing ranging from shorts & T-shirts to long pants & sweatshirts. There are tons are parks to go biking, hiking or fishing/hunting.

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