The Black Hills, South Dakota, September 2018
|Visiting the Black Hills required a stop in Mitchell to check out the famed Corn Palace.|
|This has to be one of our best campsites, right on the edge of the Bad Lands, the view was spectacular.|
|Early morning....Big Horn Sheep in front of our RV.|
|One of our hikes... a steep shear drop off ends the trail at this point.|
|So impressive to see these old motorcycles in such good condition.|
|Patience and mechanical skill keep these motorcycles running.|
|BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE. Lining up before the chilly early morning start. |
We got up early and drove an hour from Custer to Sturgis just to see their 7am start.
|And they're off. |
The Buffalo Roundup.
The roundup takes place every Sept. in Custer State Park. Here buffalo are nearing corrals at the end of the roundup. (Approximately 1,000 buffalo). We had a good view from a hill above.
The roundup attracts many photographers, news reporters and spectators. The trucks in the roundup area are a safety provision for cowboys, if charged by a buffalo the truck can be used as a diversion or block.
This guy looks so sweet.
They don't look like it but a buffalo can run as fast as 35 mph (comparable to a horse), they can turn quickly and even jump a fence, very agile.
Cowboys after the roundup.
Such a beautiful sight with the mountains and fall colors in the background.
Volunteer cowboys (experienced riders only) are selected each year through an application process, several park rangers also ride.
Black Hills fog moving in.
|The end of September, we woke up to a covering of snow. Time to move further south.|