Think of the all the beautiful places you've traveled and then compare them to the serene Black Hills.

Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, camping or boating.  I've done it all in the Black Hills.  My one grueling challenge has always been the biking.

For bike enthusiasts, the 17th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek is September 19-21.  109 miles that will begin in Edgemont and travels north to Lead-Deadwood.

There are still openings if you need to register.  September 1 is the deadline.  Your $180 registration fee includes the trail pass, shuttle service, refreshments and some meals.