Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Maah Daah Hey Trail

" Maah Daah Hey " is a phrase used by the Mandan Indians meaning " a place that has been and will be here a long time."

Now this is a true I.M.B.A. epic, both in length and in its development. The Maah Daah Hey Trail has been 30 years in the making, the product of a dream to span the US Forest Service Little Missouri National Grasslands between the southern and northern sections of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The vision was shaped in the late 1960s; today, the trail is complete.

The result is a 96-mile singletrack trail in the most picturesque part of western North Dakota. The ride sweeps over rolling buttes and grasslands in the crumpled landscapes of the Badlands-cousins to their more famous counterpart, the Badlands National Park of South Dakota