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Bear Butte

When presented with the opportunity to take my first Austin Adventures vacation, I raised both hands and said yes with a level of enthusiasm not exhibited since Christmas ‘99.  Although it had only been a month since I was last in South Dakota, I was pumped just looking at the itinerary and pre-departure materials and knew that this trip would put my August adventures to shame—especially since I would be… Continued

By Katie Jackson /


This is a letter we received from a guest on a recent Montana trip: After my son-in-law passed away two years ago, my grandson has really had a rough time dealing with the loss of his father. My daughter and I thought a little one on one time with grandpa would be a great way for us to connect. One of her coworkers told her about adventure trips from Austin… Continued

By Ted Hayes /


Before I get started, I want to introduce myself – my name is Andy Austin. I’m a guide and the lead photographer here at Austin Adventures. About a year ago, I went to photograph Southern Utah with Austin Adventures for two weeks. Southern Utah is a photographer’s dream and with or without experience you’re guaranteed to leave with some great shots. I’m not going to talk specifics of gear or… Continued

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South Dakota adventure

South Dakota doesn’t quite have the pole position on most people’s bucket list, but it ought to be up there. South Dakota has as much U.S. and Native American history as anywhere and enough trails to hike and bike for the rest of your days. In case you needed any more intrigue, here are a few more tidbits about South Dakota: 1) Deadwood, SD became infamous in the 1870s for… Continued

By Ted Hayes /

My Alaska Sea Kayaking Experience

I have to say that one of my most amazing trip experiences I have had would have to be the afternoon that my Alaska group sea kayaked in Resurrection Bay. After traveling by train from Anchorage to Seward and seeing a very rare sighting of beluga whales, which I didn’t think anything could top, we took a short boat ride to Fox Island which is where we spent our first… Continued

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