2009 Alaska travel blog

Spearfish, SD - Chris' Camp - Site 11

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 1

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 2

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 3

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 4

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 5 - Baling the right-of-way

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 6 - lots of hay

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 7 - and more hay

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 8 - sunflower fields

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 9 - and more sunflower...

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 10 - these are still...

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 11 - farm house and...

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 12 - and still more...

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 13 - an oil well

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 14

Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND to Spearfish, SD 15 - the sky was...

Enchanted Highway 1 - The Deer Family - the buck is 75...

Enchanted Highway 2 - Grasshoppers n the Field - the large one...

Enchanted Highway 3 - Fisherman's Dream - jumping out of the water...

Enchanted Highway 4 - Pheasants on the Prairie - the rooster is...

Enchanted Highway 5 - Teddy Rides Again - Teddy Roosevelt and his...

Enchanted Highway 6 - Tin Family - Tin Pa is 45 feet...


Our trip from North Dakota down to Spearfish, SD was about 273 miles. That included an eighty mile detour to see the Enchanted Highway. This is a county highway that runs from Gladstone, ND straight down to Regent, ND. About every four or five miles down this highway they have these huge metal sculptures depicting life on the prairie - very unusual. We also kept passing more and more fields of hay all the way down. These hay fields have been a constant every since we left Glacier National Park in Montana. There is no doubt in my mind we have seen at least three million large bales of hay. I guess they have a lot of cows to feed as we saw a lot of cattle as well.

We arrived her in Spearfish about 1:30 and quickly had camp set up at Chris' Camp. This is a very nice campground with full hookups and a very good cable. I picked the wrong site and wasn't able to get the satellite but their cable was more than adequate. We then visited a new Wal-Mart supercenter and got a few things we had forgotten the other day.

Saturday, Doris did the laundry early and then we watched football the rest of the day. Did I mention that College Gameday starts at 8:00 am here in the Mountain Time zone - absolutely great!!! Tomorrow we head for a three-day stay at Custer State Park.

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