Recently, we had the opportunity to hike Bear Butte. At 1251 feet, Bear Butte is the third most prominent summit in Western South Dakota. On clear days, you can see up to four states away from the peak! You can also see some of the other Black Hills landmarks, like Terry Peak, Crow Peak and Custer Peak.
We were prepared to release our blog about hiking Buzzard’s Roost when word came out about the recent vandalism in Custer State Park. Although all details are not known at this time, it appears that two women sawed Poet’s Table in half, carrying it (along with all the chairs and cabinet) out of the park.
Spring has finally sprung in the beautiful Black Hills and we can’t wait to get outside for activity and recreation! Custer State Park is always a great place to spend time during the spring but after the recent Legion Lake fire, many wonder how that will impact our community’s ability to enjoy CSP.
For the next few months we’re going to talk about some of the hidden gems of the Black Hills and how to best enjoy them. This month we’re talking about Rochford and Mystic! They’re little villas in the heart of the Hills but they’re packed with beautiful scenery and great history. It’s also a great place to get outdoors for some exercise, even in the winter months.
Not for snow and Santa, but for tourists! Yes, people have come from far and wide to enjoy the splendor of The Black Hills. You can find our visitors loitering downtown with Presidents Taft and Truman. They’re hiking the trails, and hitting all of our major attractions – like Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park and Main Street Square in Rapid City. They’re getting around town in cars and trucks, vans and RVs, motorcycles and on foot.