Category South Dakota

West Coast Tour 2016 – Black Hills – Part Two

Timeline: August 30-September 2 As planned we left camp in the morning heading for the George Mickelson Trail, roughly an hour away at the trailhead in Rochford.  We took the scenic route through Spearfish Canyon and drove down into Spearfish on Main Street to get to it, only to encounter a detour caused by a […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Black Hills – Part One

Timeline: August 30-September 2 We’d be shifting locations this day, heading 130 miles west to Spearfish for four nights to get us closer to the tourist sites we wanted to visit, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Wind Caves National blah.  We’d make a stop in Rapid City to drop off the Highlander for service, […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Badlands – Part Two

West Coast Tour 2016 – Badlands – Part Two Timeline: August 27-29 Our plan for our last day in the Badlands would be to hit the Fossil Talk at 10:30am and then head down to Saddle Pass to do a four-mile hike on the loop trail from there.  It gave us some time to relax […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Badlands, Part One

Timeline: August 27-29 With an approximate seven-hour drive ahead of us we didn’t feel the need to hustle on the way, so took the time that morning to work on the blog, catch up on internet related tasks and put some time in at the workout room of the motel. On the road we continued […]