Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Black Hills Weekend

Helping out a friend at an athletic event this past weekend took me to Sturgis, South Dakota and the Black Hills area.

It was incredibly green up there.  A neighbor of the house we were staying at told me that they've had lots of rain during the past month:

 Woodle Field, home of the Scoopers:

Sturgis is world famous for its annual motorcycle rally in August but I found the town to be pleasant and peaceful a month before the invasion.  The T-Shirt shops are already starting to crank up:

Up in the Black Hills, on the Centennial Trail:

It's a well-maintained 112 mile trail with stunning views, which will take you all the way down to Mt. Rushmore.  A lot of singletrack, the way some of us like it!

Pilot Knob trail head:

The Community Hall in Silver City (45 miles south of Sturgis) which was previously a schoolhouse.

The Centennial Trail as it carves out a path through a meadow at Silver City:

A band plays at the evening post-event party at an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rally in Nemo, SD.

Overall, a nice getaway to a beautiful place. 

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