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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Happy birthday Mike in the Black Hills

Today was much cooler for our hike after  having temps in the high 80s. We had spent time in the Black Hills 6 years ago and were glad to return for some hiking.



 
The sun was shining as we drove into the Cathedral Spires area with amazing views of the rocks.
 
 
 


The tunnels are quite narrow and with this one being 8 feet and 4 inches wide, we had to pull in our mirrors to fit through.
 



 
What a nice lush hike. The raspberries were rather tasty and flowers everywhere. Not a bad way to spend a birthday.
 



 
As we got higher the clouds kept getting lower which made for a cooler hike. The sun gets pretty intense this time of year.




 
We made it up Devil's Overlook which included some scrambling. But about half way to Harney Lookout, there was thunder to the west and then to the north. We turned around and made it back and just beat the downpour.


We got here for the end of the Sturgis Rally and never saw so many motorcycles in one place. There were so many beautiful bikes everywhere. The tow trucks were busy with lots of break downs along the road. The rigs that many of the bikes arrived in were pretty impressive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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