C2 in Wind Cave and Mt Harney SD- March 2005

This could be one of my favorite trips of all time. We hiked around the entire Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota and saw an amazing amount of wild life and the hike was over rolling hills without another person in site.

Antelope and Bison right off the bat

Antelope


Bison

The Trail was just waiting. We did 20-22 miles

Beautiful spot to rest

I was glad the trail fashion police weren't out this weekend. Man I look like I am in line for a disco. I am sure Christine was laughing her ass off behind me!












Beautiful blue sky day

Sheep


Prairie Dogs
More Bison



And Lots of Elk












The trail was just spectacular

After this hike we headed up to Mt Harney, the highest point east of the Rockies. On the way you have to pass Mt.Rushmore

Still quite a bit of snow in the backcountry. Another great fashion day for me!

The views from on top of Mt Harney were just sensational. What a day














From the Fire Tower on top of Mt. Harney you can see a long way. We picked a trail where we could make a 15 mile loop. This was really a great hike

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