Journal of Western North Dakota travel

Try the Achenbach, you’ll like it!

No matter what is your level of fitness, you’ll find an accessible section of the Achenbach Trail that matches your skill. The entire loop is nearly 20 miles (some measure it at 16, others at 18, and still more people add the Buckhorn Trail to make it a nearly 30-mile...

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Elkhorn Ranch

Off the beaten path – it’s exactly where Teddy Roosevelt wanted to be in 1883 – and so the Elkhorn ranch became his refuge. He’d just suffered a string of losses, including the deaths of his wife and his mother. To get his life back on track he went where others have...

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Where The Road Leads — Or Doesn’t Lead.

We found what looked to be a fairly well-marked road, at least according to the Forest Service Map. The map warned us that it could be difficult. It turned off the gravel (scoria) road that extends north from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. That's the last good,...

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The Brew (Dickinson, ND)

The Brew once was an Episcopalian church where Teddy Roosevelt is said to have worshipped. The fuel of choice in the Bakken? Coffee. If that’s what you call the quick-brew 40-weight stuff you buy at the convenience stores and gas stations in the Bakken. It’s good to...

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Gramma Sharon’s (Williston, ND)

It seems that every community has their local home town, home-cooking restaurant. You know the one, it’s not that potted fern popular franchise. It’s the one that was started by one of your neighbors and serves up its own recipes of deliciousness. In Williston, it’s...

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