As many of you know, DH and I spent last Monday through Friday in western South Dakota, hiking the hills, visiting with friends and enjoying many of our favorite food haunts. Originally, we had planned on trailering one of our motorcycles out and doing some riding but the weather was far from conducive (or trustworthy) for that activity!! Oh well, maybe in September…………….
The hiking was perfect, however. Overcast, cool (low 50’s) and a bit drizzly……….wonderful!
The first trail was one that we had wanted to explore for years and managed to do a couple of miles out of the 109 miles that make up the Mickelson Trail system. The trail is one that was once the site of an active railway system in the late 1800’s. There are 4 tunnels, wide flat walking area and not more than 4% grade. Perfect for that novice hiker (us!) or the first outing of the year (us, again!!!!).
And so ended our first day in one of the most gorgeous areas that we love so much!