BHPFA has teamed up with SheJumps and the Trailhouse to offer skills workshops for women & girls

We welcome all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people. SheJumps strives to fight against racism and acknowledges that our events and programs take place on traditional, unceded Indigenous lands.

SheJumps Mission:

SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. Partnering with nature, SheJumps creates educational outdoor experiences for girls and women that nurture growth and transformation.

Where it started:

SheJumps was founded by three friends who rallied around the idea of, “If she can do it, so can I.” Whether skiing or climbing, SheJumps wanted to celebrate the accomplishments of women from beginners to pro athletes and provide them with a support system where they would feel confident taking jumps (risks) and try something new. 

In July 2007, Co-Founder Vanessa Pierce, organized SheJumps’ first event: 14 women climbing the Grand Teton, the largest group of women to that date. From that point it has become a community for women in all walks of life with programming across the nation. 

Join SheJumps & Black Hills Parks & Forests Association for a series of “Getting Started Workshops” at Lost Cabin Brewery in Hill City on the first Sunday of the month from February to May!

New to the area? Want to try a new outdoor activity? Not sure what gear you need or where to go? These workshops are for you!

These workshops will cover gear, safety tips, where to go, and advice from the instructors on what they wish they knew when they were getting started!

Schedule of Workshops

February 4: Winter Travel

What we will cover:

  • Where to go
  • Safety
  • Lessons Learned (the hard way)
  • What gear to bring

March 3:  Backpacking Part 1

April 14: Backpacking Part 2 

*** Please note April date has been rescheduled to April 14 due to inclement weather

May 5: Climbing

Watch Eventbrite and our social media if there are any changes to the schedule.

*Please note: the event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We will let you know as late as the night before if we need to cancel due to weather conditions.

Timeline: Lost Cabin opens at noon. Workshops will take place from 1-2 pm MT.

What to bring: Yourself, curiosity, enthusiasm, and a friend!

Who can come?
We welcome all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people. Getting Started Workshops are great for beginners!

What to expect: We will have a quiet corner of the brewery to learn and discuss. The presenters may use a PowerPoint and will bring props. These workshops will be laid back and informal. We encourage you to grab a drink or a snack from the food truck!

Parking and getting to the event: Parking spots are available on the street near the brewery. There is no fee to park. While there are no public transportation options, we encourage you to invite a friend and carpool if you can!

Admission: Free! Limited spots are available please register ahead!

Can you offer accommodations?: If you need to request any accommodation(s) for the program, please do so at checkout. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of all of our participants so everyone can enjoy the program with us

Amenities: Gendered bathrooms are available at the brewery. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Potential food truck available.

Questions? Contact Andrea afountain@shejumps.org

Timeline: Lost Cabin opens at noon. Workshops will take place from 1-2 pm MT.

What to bring: Yourself, curiosity, enthusiasm, and a friend!

Who can come?
We welcome all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people. Getting Started Workshops are great for beginners!

What to expect: We will have a quiet corner of the brewery to learn and discuss. The presenters may use a PowerPoint and will bring props. These workshops will be laid back and informal. We encourage you to grab a drink or a snack from the food truck!

Parking and getting to the event: Parking spots are available on the street near the brewery. There is no fee to park. While there are no public transportation options, we encourage you to invite a friend and carpool if you can!

Admission: Free! Limited spots are available please register ahead!

Can you offer accommodations?: If you need to request any accommodation(s) for the program, please do so at checkout. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of all of our participants so everyone can enjoy the program with us

Amenities: Gendered bathrooms are available at the brewery. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Potential food truck available.

Questions? Contact Andrea afountain@shejumps.org

Join SheJumps and Black Hills Parks & Forests Association for a nature hike at Wind Cave National Park to celebrate National Trails Day®! National Trails Day® is a day of public events hosted by the American Hiking Society to connect community members with their local trails.

On Sunday, June 2nd, we will meet at the Rankin Ridge Trailhead at 9:00 am, for the 1 mile loop trail to the highest point in Wind Cave National Park. Rankin Ridge offers beautiful vistas of the surrounding area, on a clear day, you can often seeing bison herds grazing in the distance, and Badlands National Park shimmering off to east. Along the hike we will take in ample stops to enjoy and discuss the unqiue flora, fauna, and geology of Wind Cave.

We are partnering up with AllTrails to bring this great hiking event to you! AllTrails helps you find your way outside with detailed reviews and inspiration from a global community of trail-goers. Every day, AllTrails is inspired to help get more people outside so they can have healthy, authentic experiences and a deeper appreciation of the outdoors. AllTrails is Apple’s 2023 iPhone App of the Year and was awarded a Google Play Best of 2023 honorable mention. Download AllTrails in the App Store or head to Alltrails.com to learn more.

Check out this hike on AllTrails here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/south-dakota/rankin-ridge-interpretive-trail

 

Timeline:
Meet at the Wind Cave National Park, Rankin Ridge Trailhead at 9:00 am, this hike will take us about 1-1.5 hrs.

What to bring:
Wear sturdy hiking footwear and dress in layers, backpack, trekking poles, water, snacks, a hat, binoculars, sunscreen, and bug spray. Click here for a full list of hiking essentials: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/day-hiking-checklist.html.

Admission: Free! Limited spots are available please register ahead!

Who can come?
We welcome all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people to participate in this event. This trail is great for beginners but is not wheelchair accessible. Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Please leave your dog(s) at home.

*Please note: the event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We will let you know as late as the night before if we need to cancel due to weather conditions.

What to expect:

Rankin Ridge is a one-mile loop trail, it is rated as moderate with about 250 ft of elevation gain. Some parts of the trail are steep with stone stairs, and rocks. Long pants are advised for the potential of poison ivy and ticks.

Parking and getting to the event: Rankin Ridge is located about 6 miles north of the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center off of Hwy 87. The trailhead is well-marked, look for the fire tower. Turn on the paved driveway, and head up the hill to the parking lot at the top. There is space for about 15 vehicles. There is no fee to park. While there are no public transportation options, we encourage you to invite a friend and carpool if you can!
Can you offer accommodations?: If you need to request any accommodation(s) for the hike, please do so at checkout. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of all of our participants so everyone can enjoy the program with us.
Amenities: There are no bathrooms available at the trailhead. We encourage participants to come prepared for no bathroom access for the duration of this event.

Questions? Contact Andrea afountain@shejumps.org

All participants must sign the SheJumps Participant Waiver prior to participating in this event.

To prioritize the health of our community, please do not attend a SheJumps event if you are experiencing any cold-like symptoms.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your registration at any time in your Eventbrite account. Optional donations made during checkout will not be refunded.